Funded by the Office of Information Technology, Engineering, Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, research institutes and other departments, a full site license provides Mathematica to the entire CU System. This includes all students, staff and faculty of CU, including campuses in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder, and including personal computers. Without any individual fee you may download, install and run this all-purpose mathematical software.

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in computer labs and clusters, but is also available for office and personal computers.  To download the Mathematica software and an Activation Key (for licensing):

1. Create an account at the Wolfram User Portal (New users only):

  1. Go to and click "Create Account"
  2. Fill out form using a,,,, or email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
  3. Check your email immediately (including your "Junk" mailbox if you don't see the email in your Inbox);
    in the email message, click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

2. Request the download and key:

  1. Follow the link and fill out the form to request an Activation Key:   StudentsFaculty/Staff
  2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
  3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform   (or see download links below)
  4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
  5. Repeat step 2a to get another Activation Key for your other computer...

Computer clusters

Wolfram SystemModeler

Mathematica Tutorials

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

version 10.1.0:

License Managers
What's new in Mathematica 10

Resources for researchers