ITS offers licensing for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite to WCM faculty, staff, and students. This software is provided at no additional cost to users with a legitimate business or educational need. The Creative Cloud suite offers the latest tools for graphic design, video editing, web development, and photography.
How to request Adobe Creative Cloud
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff can apply for a Creative Cloud individual license by filling out the Creative Cloud Installation Form on myHelpdesk. While there is no fee for the license, license approval can take up to 10 business days. You will be able to use Creative Cloud immediately under Adobe's 30-day trial license until your WCM license is approved (view installer instructions). The 30-day trial installation may only work properly if you are using an open or research network computer (i.e., user has full administrative rights). If you are on a locked computer, ITS support will assist with the installation.
Graduate and medical students can fill out this online form to request a copy. Please note students will only be able to install Adobe Creative Cloud on one computer using this license.
Adobe Creative Cloud includes the following popular desktop applications:
- Premiere Pro
- After Effects
- Adobe Muse
- Flash Professional
- More applications listed on Adobe website
Weill Cornell's Creative Cloud license is available to WCM faculty and staff with an ITS-tagged computer who have a legitimate business need, or medical and graduate students.
While there is no additional cost at this time for the software, WCM currently has a limited number of licenses available. Once you leave the institution, your Creative Cloud license will be terminated.
Anyone wishing to obtain Creative Cloud for personal use or wishing to retain access post-separation may do so by purchasing a discounted license from weillcornell.onthehub.com.
Please note if you intend to use Creative Cloud on a Virtual Desktop (VDI), all products in the suite may not work optimally. The full suite of products should be run on systems meeting the system requirements noted by Adobe for the best experience. ITS will be investigating options for improved support on Virtual Desktops in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m a WCM student. Is there a way for me to access Adobe Creative Cloud?
A: Please fill out this online form to request an institutional license. Students, as well as other faculty and staff, may use Creative Cloud on public computers in the library. If you would like a personal copy of Creative Cloud, you can purchase it at a discounted rate. Visit weillcornell.onthehub.com to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription to the service with significant savings (you can compare pricing on the Adobe website).
Q: Can I use the cloud storage feature from Creative Cloud?
A: No, Adobe Cloud storage is not available for storing WCM data.