Adobe Creative Cloud available at no additional cost for students, faculty

Rachel Garman
September 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As of Sept. 18, 2017, Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) will be available at no additional cost to all Penn State students and faculty members at all campus locations.

With Adobe CC, students and faculty members will have access to all 20 Adobe desktop and mobile applications for design, photography, video and web, including such powerful creative tools as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more.

This new agreement will help foster creativity in the classroom, encourage critical thinking and collaboration skills among students, and forward the University’s goals as a worldwide leader in research and academics.

Penn State is committed to equipping students with the digital fluency skills needed to join the future workforce, and this partnership with Adobe will help strengthen these skills University-wide.

“Today’s workforce is rapidly changing, and it’s our goal to give Penn State students the competitive edge through powerful digital tools and resources,” said Michael Kubit, vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer. “Through the wide range of products available in the Adobe Creative Cloud, students from all programs can develop digital competencies that will help them grow beyond simply understanding how to use technology tools to becoming fluent digital creators.” 

For faculty members, the Adobe CC suite allows for innovation in the classroom and enhancements to course curriculums. Best of all, the latest updates, new features, applications and services are available as soon as they’re released.

To celebrate this opportunity, a kickoff event will be held in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park on Monday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to food, music, games and giveaways, representatives from Penn State IT and Adobe will be available to help students register to receive Adobe CC, provide tips on the suite of applications, and offer hands-on product demonstrations. Activities will take place in Room 131, on the HUB-Robeson lawn and patio, as well as by the main building entrance.

Penn State staff members should contact their local IT departments for questions on accessing Adobe CC. The subscription covering students and faculty members should not affect departments or staff members currently using Adobe CC.

For more information on installing the suite of applications, visit the Adobe at Penn State website.

Last Updated September 27, 2017