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Software for Personal Use

RamTech offers a wide variety of software at educational prices for URI students, faculty & staff! If you're looking for something that's not listed, just let us know and we'll see if we can special order it for you. Also, check out the ITS Software Licensing page to find information about other software that has been licensed by URI or one of its departments or units that may be available to URI faculty, staff, and students.

Note: Student software that is purchased at RamTech is eligible to be purchased with your Ram Card. When you purchase through one of the download sites below, you must purchase with a credit card.

Office365Office 365 for Students

Office 365 is a FREE software suite that active URI students, faculty and staff have access to that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. To access, users can log in to Office 365, see their license, and download the latest version of Office for free.  Office 365 will work on Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. Requires an active URI email address.

While free to all registered URI students, access to the program will be severed when an individual leaves the university. It is the understanding of ITS that the software will continue to function in a read only mode until the user opts to purchase a license or personal subscription. Should a new version of Office come out when the user is still a student, upgrading to that version will be free.

Dream it. Make it.
With Adobe Creative Cloud

Get a subscription direct from Adobe for Creative Cloud All Apps which includes 20+ apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students get 60% off the regular price for the first year. Students pay US$19.99/mo the first year, and US$29.99/mo after that. Regular price is US$52.99.


OnTheHub educationally-priced software available for students to download purchase includes: Windows 10, Parallels, SPSS, and more. Requires an active URI email address.

  1. Go to
  2. Register for an account or Log in with your URI email and password.
  3. Add your desired software to the cart.
  4. Purchase software using a credit card. (when applicable)
  5. After purchase, you will be provided with a download link and product key. (when applicable)

NOTE: Save your product key somewhere safe. The website will only keep record of your product key for one month after purchase.

Electronic Software Downloads (ESD)

ESD is a website partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company to provide direct download access to select educationally priced software. You can browse the library of software available here on our ESD Website. Add the selected software to the cart and enter your email address and name to transfer your cart to RamTech for payment. You will receive an on-screen confirmation number as well as an email with this information. Please bring this confirmation number to the store to complete your purchase or reference this number on an IVPO. Once your payment has been completed, your order will be processed on the ESD website and you will receive an email with the download and activation instructions for your product(s). Returns are not allowed for any ESD after the license key has been delivered.

ImagineAzure Dev Tools for Teaching

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Microsoft Imagine) is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning and teaching purposes including the most current Microsoft operating systems, server products (e.g, SQL Server), development software (e.g., Visual Studio, SDKs, DDKs), applications (e.g., Project, Access), and training tools (e.g., Azure).   

To download Azure Dev Tools for Teaching products: Go to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and sign in using your URI Email and password. 

AutodeskAutodesk Software

Autodesk software is design software and creativity apps used to make the buildings, products, games, and movies that inspire you. Hone your skills through collaboration, competition, and design challenges. You may just discover what it is you were meant to do…and build a portfolio that proves you can do it. Autodesk Education helps you imagine, design, and create a better world.

Free* Autodesk software for students: This is only available until you graduate.

*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services provided without charge to Education Community members may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.

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