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Mathematica offers three licenses at UC San Diego,

Unlimited UC San Diego Network Site License

Wolfram offers an unlimited UC San Diego network site license requiring annual subscriptions and renewals that gives access to all eligible products on a per seat basis.

Participation is allowed outside of the of Academic Computing & Media Services (ACMS) instructional labs. This is especially notable for faculty, as we have home-use licenses available for use with courses.

Who qualifies

Only UC San Diego students, faculty and staff under the conditions stated in the License. Any other use is expressly prohibited.

In addition, this program uses a network license server. Computers must be on the UC San Diego network physically at a UC San Diego location and must be registered in the campus ucsd.edu domain to participate.

Note that this is a concurrent shared-use pool of licenses, so usage will need to be monitored and there is the possibility that all licenses will be in use, so there is a need to limit use to only those actually participating.

We cannot extend access via this software agreement to individually-owned computers. We do have a number of faculty home-use licenses that can be arranged for.

This license agreement is composed of:

  • Unlimited concurrent user UC San Diego network licenses for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. $150 per concurrent user per year annual fee. A department may participate for a single $3000 annual fee.
  • Limited number of annual copies for faculty home use when using the license.
  • Limited number of copies for webMathematica Amateur to use with above concurrent licenses.

Our UC San Diego Mathematica Site License annual term starts on October 1st for one year, with the expectation that renewals will likely happen in future years. Each department machine running the software must obtain a license for the number of users/uses desired.

Software updates can be obtained from ACMS as long as the license fee is paid for the current year.

Disk images are available for download.

ACMS can only provide very limited technical support on these products. Participants can also contact Wolfram's web site for technical support.

Student Unlimited Site License

A license is available for students to install Mathematica on their home use computers.  For access to the software, students will need to create a Wolfram ID using their @UCSD.edu email address.  Please fill out the form at:


After your account has been verified as a UCSD student, ACMS Software Distribution will approve the request.  Software access may take up to 24 hrs for approval.  Once logged in, students will be able to download software.  

Please bare in mind, this license is only meant for students to access Mathematica on their home based machines, not meant for installation in labs or classroom environments. 

Wolfram Alpha Pro License

A license for Wolfram Alpha Pro is available for students, faculty, and staff.  

Please visit: https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/fe4cf8ca7072a7df6e88fb6a1fd898debae1bdcb to request a license for Wolfram Alpha Pro.   

Please include your full name and UCSD email in your contact details for verification purposes.  ACMS Software Distribution will approve the request upon receiving notification from Wolfram. Software access may take up to 24 hrs for approval.



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