Essential Software for Home
Order software on the WINGS Resources Tab!
Computing and Telecommunications Services provides software licensing programs to university students, faculty and staff,
offering significant savings on the most popular titles.
Some products, including anti-virus, anti-spyware and internet browsing tools are provided free to eligible faculty, staff and students!
CaTS has negotiated discounts with Apple, McAfee, Microsoft, SAS and others so that WSU students
and employees can use essential university software at home. Check out the
Products List for details on all the great software available.
Additional Free Resources
How to Order
Review the Product List for detailed product information and
system requirements, then log into WINGS with your
Campus username and password. The Home Software Store is available on the Resources tab
and accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa and payment by bank routing number.
All students enrolled for the current semester can receive software from the home software licensing programs.
Incoming first-year students become eligible once they have enrolled in classes
for Fall semester. Students that were enrolled for Spring but that are not taking
summer classes can only purchase software if they are registered for Fall semester.
Attention Lake Campus & Distance Learning Students There is
now a mail order option for students outside of main campus. You can have the software mailed
to your home for a small shipping & handling fee. There is also an option for free delivery
to the Lake Campus business office for Celina-area students and employees.
See the online store for more details.
Faculty and Staff Eligibility
To receive software, faculty and staff must be directly employed by the university and listed
in the human resources database. Only current employees are eligible - retirees, emeritus faculty and
former employees are not eligible for the program. Third-party contractors, volunteers and others
not directly employed by the university do not meet the employment requirement. These are rules
set down in the license agreements with software manufactures and can not be waived.
Emeritus Faculty are now eligible for the
Mathematica home use program.
This offer from Wolfram allows emeritus faculty to use Mathematica at home for non-commercial instruction
and academic research purposes.
Employees that meet the faculty/staff requirements are eligible for Work-at-Home rights to
several software packages. The cost of this software is absorbed by the university and is
provided strictly for work-related activities. Personal activities are prohibited under the
rights agreement and software can only be used during the term of employment. When a faculty or
staff member leaves the employment of the university all rights to the software end and the
software must be removed. Please carefully read the license agreement for more details.
CaTS Home Base
Order your software online at the WINGS Home Software Store and then pick up
your order at the new CaTS Home Base.
The Home Base service center offers advanced
computer support to students and is, "a whole lot cheaper than those other geeks!"
Stop in at 032 Library for a free consultation, or contact the CaTS Help Desk
for more information.