Adobe for CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff

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A wide range of Adobe Creative Cloud software and tools for graphic design, video editing, web development, image editing, and more are available to faculty, staff, and students through our license agreement with Adobe. To request a license, scroll down to the access information in the full description.

Welcome to Adobe

The university Adobe Creative Cloud enterprise license expires June 01, 2023. We are not accepting any more requests until the new licensing is available.  
New licenses for all faculty and staff will be available to pre-request starting on July 1, 2023 with service starting July 14, 2023.
Current licenses will remain ACTIVE until July 13, 2023 so that there is no disruption to your work. 
Stay tuned for more details on how Adobe subscriptions are changing and how to transition. 

With this change in licensing, all current Adobe users will lose access to any files they have saved to the Adobe Creative Cloud in June. Please download your files and save them to a secure university file location prior to June 1, 2023. If you need support in transferring your files from Adobe to a secure file location such as OneDrive, our Service Desk is available to assist you.  

With Creative Cloud 

Create amazing digital media with Adobe Creative Cloud. Take advantage of the reduced rate the university has available for faculty and staff.

Access industry-leading desktop and mobile apps like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Adobe Spark, and many more. Get all the tools you need to make your presentations more compelling. Create powerful stories and data visualizations with videos, interactive PDFs, games, web content, images, digital drawings, mobile app designs, and more.

Current faculty and staff can request a license for Adobe Creative Cloud at the new rate starting July 01, 2023. Please come back for the updated request form. 

To Access

Please have your department speedtype ready to complete the request on the OIT Service Center portal. Licenses cannot be purchased with a procurement card. 

  • Log in to using your university credentials
  • After you are logged in, select Make a Request
  • In the service catalogue, select Software and Applications and then select Adobe
  • Request a new license by selecting New and complete the form
  • Click Submit Order
Note: If you would like to cancel your license, please select Disconnect and complete the form.

Next step after being approved for a license

When you submit the order, a service request will be created and you will receive an email with an Incident / Record ID number. Once you receive a follow-up message that you have been approved for a license, you can access the Adobe Creative Cloud software by going to

  • Click on Sign In at the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • Type in your university email address
  • Enter your university credentials at the CU Denver | Anschutz Web Login page
  • Once you're logged in, click Open under the Creative Cloud logo to access the software

Training Resources

Getting Started

Details about Adobe product options and user guide information is available from Adobe. More information can be found at: