Work at Home Software

If you need a copy of the Microsoft Office Suite, you can get one following this link. Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac OS.

This copy is free of charge, all you have to do is sign in with your SOU credentials after the install and it will remain active as long as you are a student and/or employee here at SOU.

Standard Software

We maintain a list of the standard software included on every computer on-campus as well as a list of licensed software available for purchase through the university within our online knowledgebase. Please talk to your Computing Coordinator for more information.

Remote Access

Two virtual workstations are available to SOU employees and students, offering all the standard software, and some specialty software, normally available on our lab computers. You can easily log in to them from anywhere. For instructions on how to do so, as well as a list of the software offered, visit the Remote Access section of our online knowledgebase.

Qualtrics (for creating online surveys)

The Qualtrics Research Suite is available to all students, faculty, and staff. This easy-to-use, web-based survey software comes with a set of great introductory tutorials to help you get started. For more tutorials and documentation, visit the Qualtrics support website.


For information on how to purchase software through the university, please visit our Information Technology purchasing webpage.


For help installing or using a software product, contact your Computing Coordinator.  For support with software or equipment in our computer labs, contact the Classroom and Labs support team, who can be reached at 541-552-8900 or You can also stop by in-person if you’re in the Main Computer Lab. Just look for the IT Helpdesk.

We also provide in-depth training on many products. Please visit our Information Technology training classes webpage for a schedule of upcoming classes.