Adobe Software Available for Download

Beginning April 3, 2013, these popular creative software products from Adobe will be available for download and use by University of Maryland, College Park students, faculty, and staff:

  • Acrobat XI
  • Creative Suite Design Standard
  • Creative Suite Design & Web Premium
  • Creative Suite Production Premium
  • Creative Suite Master Collection
  • Edge Animate
  • Photoshop Lightroom

There will be no cost at the time of download. As the Division of Information Technology releases these exciting new products and introduces a new downloading platform, we want to ensure a positive downloading experience. Therefore, the Creative Suite software will be released over the period of about a week to groups of university community members based on last name. (All other software will be available to everyone on April 3.) This is the release schedule:

  • A through E: April 3
  • F through K (plus A through E): April 5
  • L through R (plus A through K): April 7
  • S through Z (plus A through R): April 9

Visit to get started. You will need to log in with your Directory ID and password before downloading products. Several of the products are large files, so please take that into consideration when downloading. TERPware is the new software download website for UMD. In addition to the new Adobe products, you can also download Microsoft software and other products at no cost from TERPware, such as anti-virus and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software.

The following Knowledge Base articles provide answers to FAQs about the Adobe products and the new TERPware software download website:

The new Adobe software is available thanks to an agreement between the university and Adobe arranged by the Division of IT and funded collaboratively by the Division of IT, UMD colleges and schools, and the Campus Student Technology Fee. Additionally, the university is partnering with Adobe to build its Creative Cloud for Enterprise, which will offer access to the latest Adobe products in the cloud. The Division of IT looks forward to releasing this innovation to UMD during the Fall 2013 semester when it is fully ready and tested by Adobe and by us.

The availability of Adobe and Microsoft products and the new TERPware downloading website are steps toward increasing IT Abundance at UMD and fulfilling a part of Recommendation 1, Action Item 9 of the newly adopted University of Maryland IT Strategic Plan ( These new additions represent significant new IT enablements promoting innovation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 301.405.1500.