The College of Natural Sciences operates a download page for the college-wide Mathematica license. Go here to obtain access to the downloads and license information. Their website also includes information on obtaining a Home Use license for CNS faculty and staff. For assistance, contact the CNS Help Desk at or 512-472-1077.

Microsoft Imagine (formerly Dreamspark, formerly MSDNAA)

The Department of Computer Sciences is a member in the Microsoft Imagine program, formerly called Dreamspark and MSDNAA. This membership was graciously donated to us by Microsoft and makes available to us certain Microsoft software products for instructional and research purposes. You can only receive one copy of each product under our agreement.

In order to provide the software to you, we have set up this secure download site. You will be required to use your UNIX login name and password to access the software packages. More packages will be added to the site as they become available. Since there is no reason for MSDN software to be loaded on a CS production host, all hosts in the domain are blocked from accessing this page.

Send email directly from your CS account to to request product keys for the software posted on the download page. You will be asked to resend your email if it comes from a non-CS account. You can also make this request by opening a ticket here.

You must have a UNIX account within the Computer Science department to be eligible to load program software on your personal use computer. Non-CS major (tmpclass) and guest account holders are not eligible to receive program software.

Important: By downloading this software you agree to abide by the rules and restrictions of the Microsoft Imagine End-User License Agreement. Failure to comply may result in the suspension or termination of your CS account.

If you have questions concerning this announcement or the download site, please send them to