Free Software through Microsoft DreamSpark

The UMass Lowell Division of Online and Continuing Education is pleased to offer free Microsoft software to all students taking INFO.xxxx and MSIT.xxxx courses. The software includes the latest set of Microsoft platforms, servers, and developer tools currently available including Visual Studio and the latest Windows operating system.

The download site is located at

Account Setup for All Students:

Accounts for online and on campus students who are enrolled in eligible courses, will be setup within two business days of enrollment. Accounts will generally be processed the Friday before classes begin.

After each account is created, an email will be sent to the applicant's  UMass Lowell student email account containing login information and the access URL.  This URL also appears as a link at the bottom of this page.

For UMass Lowell Student email account help, please see the email FAQ's.

Please carefully read the software usage guidelines before downloading the software. You are responsible for understanding and complying with these guidelines as a condition for downloading and installing this software. By downloading said software you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines.

Technical Support:

Limited technical support is available for downloading the software. For installation and application support, please visit the Microsoft support center at

If you have additional questions please email