Requesting Academic Software

The Academic Software Request form should be used to request software to be installed in public spaces, including computer labs, podium or classroom machines, and terminal servers.


  • Active WPI Account
  • 4 weeks are required for requests - requests made in less time cannot be guaranteed to be completed
  • Requests only for Public Spaces - computer labs, terminal servers, podium computers, etc.


There are two ways to enter the software title you are requesting:

Option 1:

Use the current software in the Software Catalog
  • Type in the text box
  • Existing Software Titles will populate into the field
  • Select the Software Title
  • Be sure to add in the desired version

Option 2:

Select I'm having trouble finding the software I need...
  • Free hand the desired software you are requesting
  • Be sure to include the desired version
  • Any additional notes about the software configuration or needs can be included in the text box as well
  • Yes, I have a license: If you or your department have purchased licensing for a software
  • No, I will need one: If software does not appear in the Software Catalog, and is not free software
  • I don't know / I am unsure: If you are unsure if WPI has licensing or if licensing is require for the software


  • Select the time with which the software will be required.
  • You can only choose ONE option
  • Once a software is installed for the Academic Year, it stays on the machine until the end of the summer
  • If the timing does not appear as an option, choose Other and use the text box


  • Type in the text box
  • Locations saved in our Locations will begin to populate
  • Select Add Another Location
  • You can add multiple locations in this field by repeating the above process

If your desired location does not exist (such as terminal servers), use the Special Locations text box.

WPI Info
What is your Affiliation with WPI?

Include details such as which device(s), your location (on or off campus), how long the issue has been ocurring.