This site license WILL be renewed in June, 2019, managed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

The site license covers the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses.

Mathematica passwords will only be distributed to "" "" or "" email addresses.

UW Owned Computers:
Under this license currently registered UW students, faculty and staff are eligible to use Mathematica on University-owned equipment.

Student Personal Computers:
Currently enrolled students at the Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma campus may install Mathematica on their personally-owned computer.

Faculty, Staff Home use:
Through this license UW faculty and staff only are eligible to request a Mathematica license for their personally-owned computer under the Home-use program. No student positions, including but not limited to, RAs, TAs and GSAs, are considered staff by Wolfram.


Free for student owned computers.  Paid for by student technology fee(STF)
$100 per seat for all other computers.  Free after June 28th 2019 renewal.
This is a lease and must be re-ordered each June.


Mathematica may be requested from the College of Engineering Software ordering site.

Software Overview:

Mathematica is a general computing environment, organizing many algorithmic, visualization, and user interface capabilities within a document-like user interface paradigm.

Since version 1.0 in 1988, Mathematica has steadily expanded into more and more general computational capabilities. Besides addressing nearly every field of mathematics, it provides cross-platform support for a wide range of tasks such as giving computationally interactive presentations, a multifaceted language for data integration, graphics editing, and symbolic user interface construction.

This product is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/Unix.

See the vendor's web site for additional information.

Additional software:

Wolfram Workbench is part of the UW license. You may request it from Wolfram. You will need the UW license number, obtained through this web site.

webMathematica Amateur software can be requested by filling out the request form.

Lightweight Grid Manager makes it easy to utilize idle hardware for parallel Mathematica computations. When Lightweight Grid Manager is installed on a machine with Mathematica, any Mathematica users on that network can discover and connect to that machine's Mathematica computation kernels from a remote computer, lending more CPU power to their computations. This software can be requested by filling out the request form.

Getting Help:

Mathematica and webMathematica training
Visit Wolfram U for tutorials.

Mathematica Tutorial Collection
This 23-title collection documents the features and capabilities of Mathematica 7, from graphics to data analysis to programming, and can be viewed online, downloaded as a PDF, or ordered in print.

Installation Instructions:


Installing Mathematica is a multi-step process.

  1. Order Mathematica from the College of Engineering Software ordering site.
  2. Upon ordering, a confirmation email will be sent with a link to the Wolfram web site. The link is used to setup an account, allowing you to download Mathematica and activate your license.
  3. Download Mathematica from the Wolfram user portal.
  4. Install Mathematica
  5. Start Mathematica

First time installation of Mathematica

See Mathematica installation instructions for details on loading Mathematica.

Mathematica can be downloaded from the College of Engineering web server. No media, manuals or other physical materials are included.

The site requires you to enter your UW NetID and password.
If your downloaded file has a .zip extension, decompress the file using the appropriate program for your platform before you begin.


Windows Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.zip
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

Mac OS X Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.dmg
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

Linux/Unix Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.sh
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

License Manager - MathLM

(for all platforms)


Technical Support:

Contact technical support for Mathematica.

Licensing Questions:

Contact the College of Engineering at