All campus computers have Microsoft Office, some Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop and Illustrator), and access to Network Software (I:) Drive.

Employees may install and update software per the instructions below, or request any that aren't therein.

As a YCP member, you can get free & discounted software to use on your personal devices. For students, here are our computer & software recommendations.

Remote access

To use software that you may not otherwise have, you can remotely access either a virtual desktop or a campus computer.

Virtual desktop

Access a virtual version of a generic campus computer from your personal computer. This option can be done anytime, but has less software available. More info coming soon.

Campus computer

Connect to a specific campus computer from your personal computer or device. This option can only be used when such computers are available, but offers more specialized software.

See the Find software section, below, to search for computers with a particular program.

Learn more about remote access to lab computers.

Install / update

YCP owned computers

Windows 10 (Software Center)

  • Select the Search Windows button in the taskbar (lower left).

    • Search for Software Center.

    • Open it.

  • Select the application that you want to install/update.

  • Select Install.

    • You may minimize the screen while the software installs.

    • To check the progress, select Installation status, on the left.

If you can't find the software that you want, contact us.

macOS (Self Service)

  • Search for Self Service in Spotlight or Finder.

    • Open it.

  • Click Install or Reinstall for your chosen software.

    • If you don't see what you want, select Activity, at the top, then Update for your chosen software.

  • You'll receive a notification when your install/update is complete.

If you still can't find the software that you want, contact us.

Personal computers

Find software

Here you can find which buildings, rooms, and computers (accessible to all students) have a particular software.

  • This does not include specialized labs nor some restricted-access programs; please contact us for more info.

Select your preferred Software, then the drop-down beside Building will show which buildings have it. Select a building to see which rooms have it, then a room to see which computers.

Once you've chosen a computer, either visit the room (the front of every computer tower has a white sticker with its name*), or access the computer remotely.

* Ignore the year, in parentheses.