Active members of the Haverford College community can download and install the following software. Most downloads will require that you are logged in to your HC Gmail account to access.

Please be sure to remove installed software from your personal computer should you leave the college.

KeyServer, a program that connects to Haverford’s Software Licensing Server, must be downloaded prior to installing any software below noted with the KeyServer icon: 🔑

Note: Some of these files are large and may take a significant amount of time to download. Downloads are available only for supported operating systems: MacOS 10.9 and later, Windows 10 and later. Please note, you are responsible for installing all critical security updates for your Operating System. Keyserver is a program which tracks usage and assures we are in compliance with licenses for some applications that limit the number of concurrent users.

Keyserver Client 🔑

FOR ALL VERSIONS – When installing, enter the Keyserver address:

Type of Software Applications Available
Internet and Mail Software
Virus Protection

For Haverford staff and faculty with college-owned computers:

CRITICAL: You must install this software on all Haverford Owned computers. Remove all previously-installed antivirus software prior to installing Bitdefender.

Web Browser

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

FTP Client

For Haverford staff and faculty:

  • Windows/Mac: FileZilla. FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License. See
  • Mac: Fetch
Media Players

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

  • Windows/Mac: VLC (free, open source software from VideoLAN)
  • Mac: QuickTime (from Apple)
    Quicktime for Windows is no longer supported by Apple.
  • Mac: Flip4Mac (from Microsoft)
Visual Screen Reading Assistance

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

Sound Editor

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

EMS Desktop Client

For Haverford staff and faculty:

  • Windows: EMS Desktop Application
    Note: You will need to allow popups and unzip the folder in order to have the software install properly. Right click on the .zip folder download and select “Extract…”. Haverford PC’s use a preinstalled program called 7-Zip for unzipping folders.
  • Mac: EMS Approvers should use VDI to access EMS Desktop Client. Please contact IITS ProDesk for access to EMS_VDI.
Multimedia Software:
Adobe CC: Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

  • Installed on open lab machines in VCAM 101


For Haverford staff and faculty:

  • Installation of the Adobe CC package is a departmental/grant expense. If you would like Adobe CC on your college-provided computer please contact the Service Desk.
Academic Software:
ArcGis (GIS Software)

For Haverford staff and faculty:

  • Windows: ArcGIS is available for staff and faculty. Contact the Service Desk.

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

  • Windows/Mac: Chemdraw (follow instructions on the web site)
LoggerPro 3: Data-collection and analysis software
  • Windows/Mac: Matlab
    • If you are seeing a license expiration notice please follow instructions here.
Mathematica: Mathematical software

For Haverford staff, faculty, and students:

Microsoft Office

For Haverford students:

For Haverford staff and faculty (on personal computers):

Origin: Scientific graphing and data analysis
Rasmol and PyMolMolecular Modeling
SciFinder: Scholar Reference scientific information in journals and patent literature
  • Windows/Mac: SciFinder Scholar Online (access via Tripod)
Sibelius: Music notation software
Stata 18: Statistical software 

For Haverford students:

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