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UK Faculty, Staff, Students Gain Access to Adobe Creative Cloud Software, New Downloads Site

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2014) — University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) announced today a major expansion of campus licensing for Adobe software, and a new and improved software download website that will make accessing site-licensed software easier than ever before.

UK has signed a new 3-year contract with Adobe to provide the suite of Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications to all faculty, staff and students. The contract includes individual Creative Cloud licenses for students, and extends UK’s site license to cover additional video and multimedia apps, such as Premiere Pro and After Effects, which were not previously available campus-wide. During this 3-year period, UKAT will evaluate campus needs and usage of the Adobe software under this new licensing model.

Access to the Adobe software will be provided through the UK Download website at, which has been completely redesigned with a clean new interface, enriched search tools and up-to-date software information. The new website, additional Adobe applications and student Creative Cloud licenses will be available starting Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. 

UK faculty and staff will continue to download site-licensed applications directly from the UK Download website. Adobe applications will be available individually and in specialized bundles for graphic design, web, and video production.

UK students can obtain a redemption code for an individual Adobe Creative Cloud license through OnTheHub, UK’s academic software store, available through the UK Download website. Each license is valid for one year and can be renewed annually. Students can review UKAT’s Adobe Creative Cloud Installation Guide for complete step-by-step instructions.

In addition to the Adobe software and access to OnTheHub, the UK Download website provides operating systems, desktop applications, virus protection, and other site-licensed resources for office and/or home use. The UK community is encouraged to browse the new site and explore all the products available.

A complete list of Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications is located at For more information about contract details, eligibility and access to Adobe software, please visit the Adobe FAQ at or contact the UKAT Service Desk at 859-218-HELP (4357),, or @ukatstatus on Twitter.

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