Apple Software

Last Updated: 11/15/2013


OIT has an volume license agreement with Apple to provide licenses as a common good to CU-Boulder faculty and staff for select Apple products and upgrades. Apple software offered through this program is only available for computers purchased with CU-Boulder funds.

Software List


  • A selection of Apple's most common software packages and operating systems.
  • Download site that gives you the ability to download installers.


  • The software and upgrades are available for to CU-Boulder faculty and staff (including student employees) for University owned computers.
  • Software can be downloaded, burned to a disc and installed at your convenience.
  • Apple Volume Licensing provides upgrades for Mac OS X, Pages, and Keynote, for all department-owned Macs, without direct expense to you or your department.
  • Volume Licensing reduces the total amount of money the campus spends on Apple software and licenses.


Apple Volume Licensing (VL) is provided as a common-good to the campus which means there is no direct cost to you or your department.

Who can get it

  • Faculty, staff, and student staff computers purchased with CU-Boulder funds.
  • Only those with an 'employee' affiliation can log in to the download site.

How to get it

  1. Download software and install it yourself
    • Log in with your IdentiKey to download disc images.
    • If you download operating system software from the archive, particulary Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6, you will need to burn the Mac disk image (DMG) files to a dual-layer DVD.
    • License keys are not required.
  2. OIT Desktop Support (Student Desktop Support Technicians) assistance
    • Student Desktop Support Technicians can perform installations in the Walk-in Center and at your CU-Boulder office during a scheduled appointment.

License keys are not required.

Contact the IT Service Center for assistance.