We provide Microsoft Office software on all college computers (PC and Mac). You can convert Word documents to PDFs on your computer but if you wish to edit or work with PDFs you'll need to purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro or work at one of our Creative Stations.
The academic software on our lab computers is provided through our Oxy Virtual Computer, which is accessed via a shortcut on the desktop. The Virtual Computer includes ArcGIS, Chemdraw, Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, Stata and other course-specific applications.
Sophos Anti-virus Software
Available for Students, Faculty and Staff for both Windows and Mac. Keep your computer safe from viruses and malware by downloading and installing the Windows version or the Mac version. Please note these are licensed only for personal computers; contact the Technology Helpdesk if you need assistance with Sophos software that is installed on an Oxy computer.
Available for Faculty and Staff. You may install one copy on one personal machine at home for the duration of your career at Oxy. Please email the Technology Helpdesk to let us know that you'd like to be set up to access the software. We'll send you the link to accept the Microsoft usage agreement, and give you access to the software.
Available for Faculty and Staff. OxyAccess (provided through a software clled 2x) provides access to files stored on your G: and H: network drives. PC users can also be set up to access their office PC desktop from a personal machine (useful if departmental software is installed locally on your Oxy PC). Contact the Technology Helpdesk to be set up for access. View installation instructions.
Available for Students, Faculty and Staff. You can use an FTP client that supports secure FTPS connections to access files stored on your Oxy network drives such as the G:, H: and S:/ drives. View set-up instructions.
If you would like to purchase software for yourself or your department, please contact the Technology Helpdesk with your request. We'll work with you to make sure the software will work in our network environment, review the licensing you need, obtain the quote and place the order. Note that we have a Volume License Agreement with Adobe that allows us to get the best possible pricing for Occidental College Adobe licenses. Pick a single product from their catalog or compare the Creative Suite options, let us know what you would like to purchase, and we'll take it from there.