Free Adobe Creative Cloud Access for Students, Faculty

Posted on: March 23, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: News

Now through May 31, Adobe has provided Elon students and faculty with temporary at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud to ease concerns about instruction during this time of disruption.

To get started with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere and other Adobe applications, please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.

  1. Visit and use your school credentials to sign in.

Screenshot of Adobe Creative Cloud sign in screen

  1. If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or enter your Elon email username and password on the university’s login screen.

Screenshot of Adobe Creative Cloud sign in screen

  1. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired application. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all available apps.

Screenshot of Adobe Creative Cloud interface

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges.” These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors and other students for feedback and support. Select an app to learn more: PhotoshopXD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at

For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices and new ideas, so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. Learn more about Adobe’s distance learning resources.

If you have questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 336-278-5200.

Tarah Holland

Tarah Holland is a Digital Content Strategist at Elon University.

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