Using the Software Center/Self Service

The Software Center (Windows) and Self Service (Mac OS) are the source for downloading and installing software on an SU computer systems.

These directions are for computers or laptops that are SU tagged and connected to the SU wired/wireless network or using the "Always on VPN" client from off campus.

To open the Software Center (Windows 10 Computers):

  1. Click the magnifying glass and search for Software Center.
    **You can also click on the START button and go to the list of applications under "S" to find the Software Center icon.

Software Center

To install a program from the Software Center (Windows computers):
  1.  Search for the software you wish to install from the Applications list.

       2. Click the Install button.  **Note: Some applications are large and may take 30 minutes to install.  Make sure you have time to allow the installation to complete.

       3. Click the Installation Status tab to see the installation progress.

To Open Self Service (Mac computers):

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Click Self Service.
To install a program from Self Service (Mac computers):
  1. Search for the Application you wish to install.
  2. Click Install. The length of time to install will vary.

If you do not see any software in the Software Center, your computer may not have been updated in a while. Restart your computer then leave it on at the login screen (not logged in) overnight to receive any updates. If the problem persists after leaving it on overnight, call the IT Help Desk for further troubleshooting.

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