As a Penn State student, you have access to software through several resources.

Available Applications 

Office 365 offers a variety of applications, including Microsoft Office applications you may be familiar with such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. View a complete list of Office 365 applications. 

How to Access Applications 

Students can access Office 365 applications by visiting You can use the applications in your browser as web applications or install them on your computer as desktop applications. 

Student Email in Outlook 

All students can access their Penn State email in Outlook. The first time you access your email using Outlook, you will need to add your email account to the Outlook application. View instructions for adding your email account to Outlook. 

Help and Additional Information 

Visit the Penn State Office 365 website for additional information about Office 365, training guides, and help and support resources. 

You can also contact the Penn State IT Service Desk for individual assistance.

Download essential Penn State IT–supported software, including productivity programs, virus protection, and web browsers at

A variety of software at low prices is available to you at

Penn State WebLabs provides access on personal devices to several applications through a web browser. Visit WebLabs for more information. If you are remote or on a non-PSU network, you must connect to the GlobalProtect VPN first. offers software at a discount to verified academic buyers. Available software includes programs for digital and web publishing, test preparation, animation/modeling, computer security, and utilities. 

You must provide proof of enrollment in order to purchase software from JourneyEd. Your proof of enrollment may be an enrollment verification, a dated student ID card, or a dated, current class schedule. 

Follow these steps to find and purchase software through

  1. Go to JourneyEd and select Pennsylvania as your state (this is a reference to where Penn State is located, not where you may be located).
  2. Scroll through the list of colleges and universities and select "Penn State University — World Campus."
  3. Search for the software you wish to purchase. We suggest that you review the agreement forms at for any additional criteria that may apply to the purchase of specific software packages.
  4. Once you locate the software you want to purchase, you can check out. To check out, you will need to create an account at Once you’ve created an account and checked out, will put your order on hold until they receive your proof of enrollment. 

You can provide your proof of enrollment in several ways:

  • Email an attachment to [email protected]. (Attachments must be less than 300KB; anything larger will not be accepted.)
  • Fax a copy to 972-481-2150.
  • Upload your verification at the website after you have placed your order.
  • Mail your verification to: 
    13755 Hutton Drive 
    Suite 500 
    Dallas, TX 75234 

Once receives your verification, they will ship your order. If you have any questions, you can contact Customer Support at 800-874-9001.