How to get Optional Software


Optional software is available to students, staff, and faculty. Access to the different academic software depends your program, and can vary from individual to individual. 
As a student, your professor will provide you with the software requirements and its availability through Acadia.

All students are provided with the Office 365 productivity suite. This includes desktop and cloud versions of its popular applications.

Some academic software programs (such as, Nutrition and Engineering) require a Windows Operating System. Please verify with your professor or Technology Services to ensure you purchase the correct laptop for your program.

This article provides an overview of the following software options:

  1. Acadia On the HUB Software Store
  2. Vendor Direct Purchases
  3. Virtual File Repository - SharePoint Software Portal

The Software Store

Software is available to be purchased from the Software Store at Acadia OnTheHub. You must register your account with OnTheHub first before you have access to the store. You will need to use your Acadia provided email address [i.e] when registering.

This portal will take you to a separate web domain. A credit card will be required for these purchases.

You will find software in such categories as: Productivity, Operating systems, Data analysis, Security, Photo,Video & Design, and Training.  They are available to all employees and students. 

Enter Store

Vendor Direct Purchases

If you do not see a specific software that you require, contact Technology Services and they can help arrange acquiring it for you. An Information Security and Privacy Assessment must be conducted before any software, including those found on the cloud, can be used on the Acadia network.  In addition, there may already be campus agreements with the vendor. 

Acadia Virtual File Repository - SharePoint

  1. Go to the Acadia Software Virtual File Repository.
  2. Choose either Student or Faculty.
  3. Select the software you would like to download.
  4. Select the folder for your operating system. (Mac/Windows/Linux)
  5. Select the installer and then download in the menu at the top.
  6. There may be some other files you need to download for the software, make sure to download everything you will need.

If you are downloading or accessing software from off-campus, it is recommended that you use the VPN

Please note: the installer files are very large and can take a long time to download; depending on your Internet speed.


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