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Adobe Campus Agreement F.A.Q.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is the latest version of Adobe's suite of products for graphic and Web design. The version of Creative Cloud available through Adobe Campus Agreement is not the same as the commercial version. Check the product descriptions for details.

The name 'Creative Cloud' does not mean products are stored in the 'cloud.' As with previous versions of Adobe software, you will download the software to your computer. Once downloaded, you do not need an active Internet connection to use the products in the Creative Cloud suite. Products do not run in a Web browser.

How do I obtain Adobe Creative Cloud for my University-owned computer?

If you are a UMass Amherst faculty or staff, visit the Adobe Campus Agreement Page to obtain Adobe Creative Cloud on a University-owned computer. Once you download the software, run the automated installer. You will not need an activation key or an Adobe ID.

I am an undergraduate student. Can I obtain Adobe Creative Cloud?

Yes. UMass Amherst undergraduate students can visit to purchase a monthly subscription of the Student Teacher Edition for $29.99 a month or a yearly subscription for $299. You will be brought to the Adobe Web site. Choose the product you want to download and follow the prompts.

What Adobe products are available for my University-owned computer?

For easier downloads and installation, Creative Cloud products are bundled in smaller packages for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit) and Mac OS X. Software packages include the products below, which may be different from the commercial version of Creative Cloud.

Acrobat Pro XI

Photo & Desktop Publishing (Bridge CC, Illustrator CC, InCopy CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Lightroom 5)

Video Production (After Effects CC**, Audition CC**, Media Encoder, Prelude CC**, Premiere Pro CC*, Scout*, SpeedGrade CC**)

Web Design & Development (Dreamweaver CC, Edge Animate CC, Edge Code (preview), Edge Reflow (preview), ExtendScript, Extension Manager, Fireworks CS6, Flash Builder, Flash Professional CC**, Gaming SDK)

* Not available in the 32-bit Windows installers
** Creative Suite 6 (CS6), not Creative Cloud (CC) version available in the 32-bit Windows installers

Note: For personal use, please visit and sign in with your NetID and password to view the products available for purchase.

Can I download more than one Adobe Creative Cloud package on my University-owned computer?

If you are a UMass Amherst faculty or staff using a University-owned computer, you can download all of the Adobe Creative Cloud packages at no cost. All three packages should be installed on the same computer

Note: If applicable, on Windows computers, please install Adobe Acrobat before installing any other software package.

How long do the Adobe Creative Cloud packages take to download and install?

Depending on your computer, Internet connection, and the package you are installing, the installation process may take several hours. Please plan accordingly.

I use both a University-owned desktop computer and University-owned laptop. Can I download the Adobe Creative Cloud packages on both?

No. Faculty and staff can install Adobe Creative Cloud on one University-owned computer only. All products must be installed on the same computer.

Where can I find more information on Adobe Creative Cloud?

For more information, please visit the Adobe Creative Cloud F.A.Q. ( Web site).