• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.


All quotes are approximate, per user (unless otherwise stated), and current as of January 2021.

Adobe products can be purchased at the following venues:

W Store (Anyone)

  • Discounted pricing based on Arts-negotiated UW agreement
  • Creative Suite (includes Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, and several others - a total of ~17 packages)
    • $89.00/term
    • $194.98/year ($16.25/month), pro-rated on an annual subscription that starts every September
    • Can use a credit card (Anyone) or UW budget account number (Staff with budgetary discretion)

OnTheHub (Students and teachers)

  • Discounted pricing based on UW agreement
  • Creative Cloud for students and teachers (includes Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, and several others)
    • Annual subscription $311.88 CAD/year ($25.99/month)
    • Credit card only

Softchoice (Faculty and staff)

  • Discounted pricing based on UW agreement
    • Creative Cloud per user Annual Subscription $320.76 CAD/year ($26.73/month)
    • Creative Cloud per machine Annual Subscription $256.36 CAD/year ($21.36/month)
    • Adobe Pro Annual Subscription $155.76 CAD/year ($12.98/month)
    • Illustrator CC Annual Subscription $136.20/year ($11.35/month) (renews July 6, 2021)
    • Purchase through a regular PO

Adobe.com (Anyone - no UW discount)

  • Full price
    • Creative Cloud Annual Subscription $839.88 CAD/year ($69.99/month)
    • Acrobat Pro Annual Subscription $239.88 CAD/year ($19.99/month)

For further information or for Softchoice quotes on other Adobe packages please contact sciadobe@uwaterloo.ca.