Wider access to Adobe Creative Cloud is coming soon

Harvard will provide a license to Adobe products for all students, faculty, and staff

Adobe Creative Cloud will soon be freely available for faculty, staff, and students of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). The software will be widely available by the end of July. Expect an announcement in July from HMS IT or Harvard University IT (HUIT) that will include details on how to acquire access.

Current Adobe Creative Cloud accounts at HMS and HSDM will have their accounts automatically moved over to the new licensing agreement by July 31. These existing users should not notice a change. The only action they may need to take is to sign out and sign back in again.

For on-quad, email eligible users who need these applications right away, you can submit a new license request to obtain access to Adobe Creative Cloud. If you need a license immediately, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial with Adobe. When you create your account, please use your HMS email address. This will make transitioning to the Harvard license agreement easier.

If you are faculty with an HMS affiliate, reach out to your institution’s local IT office for software licensing.

The Adobe Creative Cloud University site license will give you access to more than 20 Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and many others. Harvard will provide Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost to individuals or labs.

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Training resources

Transitioning to the University license


Getting access