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Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access

Members of the NYU community will be required to regularly complete a brief questionnaire, called the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access, via NYU Mobile or on a computer to be authorized to enter non-residential NYU facilities.

Visit the NYU COVID-19 Screener page to receive information about the screener and how to download and use it.

Microsoft Office

Office365 Free for Students

Students are eligible to sign-up for a free Microsoft Office 365 for Education account which includes Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and can be installed on up to 5 computers.  This program is offered directly by Microsoft and should remain valid while you are actively enrolled as a student.

Sign up for an account using your NYU Gmail address (e.g. netid@nyu.edu) at https://products.office.com/en-US/student/office-in-education and follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail to download and install Office 365 for Education.

Office Home Use Program

Full-time employees are eligible to purchase an Office Professional Plus license for $10, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher.  Students are not elligible for this program.

Login to http://nyu.onthehub.com with your NYU NetID and password to purchase a license for Windows or macOS.  Follow the instructions in the confirmation e-mail to download and install Office Professional Plus.  Keep that e-mail for your records in the event you need to reinstall Office or get a new computer. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Full-time employees are eligible to purchase an annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for $10/year, which includes Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator, and many others.  Students are not eligible for this program.

Login to http://nyu.onthehub.com with your NYU NetID and password to purchase a subscription and view all the included Adobe applications.


NYU offers Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software to all members of the Law School community.  SEP is available for Windows and macOS.  All members of the Law School community are strongly encouraged to install antivirus on their computers.

Symantec Endpoint Protection download and instructions.

Any existing antivirus software must be uninstalled prior to installing Symantec Endpoint Protection.  Please visit Helpdesk for assistance if you have any questions.


Some NYU online services require the use of the NYU VPN when access from off-campus.  Visit https://www.nyu.edu/it/vpn for instructions to download and install the NYU VPN for Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. 

Please read and follow all instructions carefully as you must change the default install options; failure to follow the instructions will cause the NYU VPN to malfunction.

NYU VPN now requires the use of NYU Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). 

NYU Virtual Computer Lab

Students can use the NYU VCL from their laptops to access some NYU-licensed software including, Microsoft Office, statistical applications, mathmatical applications, and more.  Access to the NYU VCL from off-campus requires the use of the NYU VPN.  Login to https://www.nyu.edu/it/vcl with your NYU NetID and password to access the NYU VCL.

Office Desktop Software

Law School ITS provide the following standard suite of software on all Law School desktops and laptops.

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Firefox and Chrome web browsers
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Antivirus
  • 7-Zip
  • VLC Player

Software Installation

Many software titles are available through Software Center (click the Start menu and begin typing Software Center to find and open it).  Available software titles include Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc), EndNote, NYU Box, Dropbox, NYU Google Drive, Skype, and others.

If a desired software title is not immediately available for installation please contact Helpdesk.  Additional software not available through Software Center may require manual installation by Helpdesk staff.  Some software licenses must be purchased with individual departmental funds.

Software installation is done at the discretion of Helpdesk.