Free Self-Paced Statistical Software Training

Two FREE, fully online trainings on statistics software will be offered during the fall term. Faculty, staff, postdocs, TAs, and graduate students can learn how to perform statistical analyses on research data while earning a certificate in SPSS and SamplePower 3 or the R programming language. In these self-paced trainings, participants will use the software through practical application and hands-on exercises. The training series introduces data analysis and visualization features that can help further research. Pre-registration is required. Use the links below to view the course flyer and to register:

SPSS and SamplePower 3
Aug. 23 – Oct. 7, 2021 | Register

R Programming Training: An Introduction for Data Analysis and Graphics
Oct. 4 – Dec. 3, 2021 | Register

Anyone with questions about either training may email the instructor, Senior IT Training Specialist Jose Silva-Lugo.

Free Microsoft Office Downloads for All Students

NOTE: This news item was originally published in July, 2012.
For current information about getting your multiple free copies of Office 365, visit:


UF is partnering with e-academy’s On The Hub service to provide free Microsoft software downloads for students. Among the software suites available are:

■ Microsoft Office 2013
■ Microsoft Office 2010
■ Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Free software downloads are available to all enrolled undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical students. Visit e-academy’s On The Hub site to initiate a download or learn more about the program. Free e-academy downloads are supported directly by e-academy’s On The Hub support team.

The UF Computing Help Desk Wiki has very useful information on using the On The Hub service. Look under: FAQ Topics > Software & Licenses > How Do I Use… doc. It is recommended that students review this “how-to” document prior to downloading.

Students can also purchase MS Office for $15 at four campus locations: the UF Computing Help Desk in the HUB, and at the Reitz Union, UFHealth, and Levin College of Law Bookstores. Students that utilize On The Hub to download MS Office online are not be eligible to purchase a physical copy for $15.

Visit UFIT’s software page to view a complete list of software available for purchase at UF discounted rates.