Adobe software

Wellesley College has a site license for Adobe Creative Cloud that allows us to install this suite of programs on any college-owned computer.  Adobe Creative Cloud includes programs such as PhotoShop, Acrobat, InDesign and Illustrator, among others.

Adobe will discontinue our old licensing in November 2019. We have begun transitioning to the new Adobe Named User Licensing and Shared Device Licensing: 

  • Between now and November, current faculty and staff will need to move your college-owned computer to the new licensing, which takes about 5-10 minutes for newer computers.

Instructions for Mac and Windows.

  • Current faculty and staff can get Adobe for use on a home computer for free rather than the current $10/year subscription by logging in with your new Enterprise ID via Single Sign On.

  • Beginning June 2019: As classroom and lab computers are refreshed with the new Shared Device Licensing, current faculty, staff and students will log in to Adobe Creative Cloud using your new Enterprise ID via Single Sign On (the same log in you use for things like Wellesley Gmail and Workday) in order to access Adobe Creative Cloud software. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I already have a personal Adobe account?

If you use Adobe for personal business, continue using a personally-purchased Adobe account. Otherwise, if you're using Adobe for course work or college business, by all means use this new, free license! 

If you have an existing Adobe ID account using your Wellesley email, when prompted whether you want to use that Adobe ID or the new Enterprise account, select this new one. 

  • When do I have to pay attention to this?

    Before the license breaks on your college-owned computer in November 2019

  • What about students?

Students need to use this Single Sign On in updated classrooms and labs beginning summer 2019.