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Welcome to Student Software Distribution


Software Assistance and Education Center on the Torgersen Bridge

Effective November 1, 2010, Information Technology Acquisitions and University Computer Support (4Help) will be offering on-site software installation support on the Torgersen Bridge.  The purpose of this initiative is to provide on-site technical software support and offer bi-monthly educational seminars to eligible faculty, staff, and students. This center will provide installation assistance to individuals who obtain their software from the Software Distribution office as well as assistance installing Windows on Apple computers. In addition to assistance with software installation, the initiative will provide regularly scheduled tutorial help sessions based on common problems such as backup of data, reformat of a system, virus removal, VT-Wireless, etc.


The Software Assistance and Education Center hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday.




    Student Bundles
    Individual Products
On Sale
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 for Mac — $45
  • Adobe CS4 Design Premium for Windows — $300
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 — $115
  • Adobe Studio 8 — $15
Now Available

Important Information:

Software Distribution will no longer distribute Microsoft Office for both Windows and Macintosh or Windows OS (Windows 7) upgrades to faculty, staff, and graduate students for personal use, once the current supply is exhausted. The change is the result of licensing changes by Microsoft. Participants in the Campus Agreement Program will not be affected.

The University Bookstore will be carrying these software packages and will be happy to assist you with your purchasing needs.  If you have questions, please contact Software Distribution at


Special Sale!

Get a FREE Adobe Studio 8 with the purchase of 2 select software items!  Some exceptions may apply.  Click here for more information.


EndNote Information

EndNote X5 is now available for download at  


Software Requirement for Incoming Undergraduates

All incoming undergraduate students are required to purchase a Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions Software Bundle. This requirement will ensure that all undergraduate students have access to the latest versions of Office and the operating system.  The bundle provides you with upgrades for this software as long as you remain an undergraduate at Virginia Tech. The Undergraduate Software Bundle is available only through the Virginia Tech Student Software Distribution Office located at 3240 Torgersen Hall. For more information see the Requirement FAQs or contact Student Software Sales at or 540-231-3969.


In order to access the download server from off-campus, you must use the Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information, see  and

  • Return Policy
    • Unopened software may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of the purchase date. The exception is Bundle software. No Refunds!
  • Exchange Policy
    • Defective products may be returned for an exact title exchange within 90 days of the purchase date. Original proof of purchase and Hokie Passport are required.

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri   --   8am to 5pm

Questions & Comments

Please direct any questions or comments to the Software Distribution Office through one of the following:


The Software Distribution Office is located in 3240 Torgersen Hall.

To find us, come up to the third floor of Torgersen Hall and our office is at the north end of Torgersen Bridge (opposite of the Newman Library entrance).

Take a look at Torgersen Hall, find us on a campus map, or get directions to campus.