Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft Imagine is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes.

Microsoft Imagine is simple:

it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology — or just get a head start on their career.

Microsoft Imagine helps educators teach the latest technologies and experiment in research. Microsoft knows that to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today's students requires a diverse set of resources. Microsoft Imagine gives educators the resources to ensure their classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenges, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways.

Microsoft Imagine is also a subscription for Academic Institutions: it provides a cost-effective way to put Microsoft developer tools, platforms and servers in labs and classrooms, and on their students’ and faculty’s computers for learning and research purposes. It reduces lab costs and teaching budgets.

How Do I get Microsoft Imagine Software?

Every semester the IT Dept will initiate an email to registered students who are eligible for the Microsoft Imagine program. In order to be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a degree course at Penn State at The Navy Yard and the class must be in session. This email will have your Microsoft Imagine login information and a link to access the Microsoft Imagine software. Please check for an email from domain in your Inbox or Junk Folder in your Webmail email. If you have not received it and are currently registered and starting in a courses, please email [email protected] for further assistance.

Note: Office Products are NOT available through Microsoft Imagine. If you are looking for Office products Students can get it for Free from the Penn State Software Store or purchase it from Microsoft Office 365 University.

Microsoft Imagine Access:

Once you get the Microsoft Imagine email you may login to the URL in the email or access it via the Penn State at The Navy Yard Microsoft Imagine website. If you forget your password or did not receive an initial email you can check if you have an account by choosing "Forgot My Password" option from the Microsoft Imagine Site and put in your "[email protected]" email address as your username. The system will again send you an email from

Lastly, Microsoft Imagine products may only be used for non-commercial and educational purposes. See full EULA