Gaussian - Install/Licensing


  • How do I install Gaussian?
  • Is Gaussian compatible with my computer?
  • Can I install Gaussian on my personal computer?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee
  • Student*
  • Linux

License Restrictions

Available for OSU faculty, staff and students on institutional devices or computers for use in education and non-commercial research.

OSU's Gaussian license only covers Linux/Unix versions. Windows and Mac versions can be purchased from Gaussian directly at

*Please contact Software Licensing if you have special circumstances that require installation on a personally-owned computer.  Installation on a personal computer requires approval in writing from our Gaussian representative.


If installing from off campus, make sure to connect to the VPN before proceeding.


  1. Navigate to \\\software\Gaussian
  2. If prompted for a username and password, enter "ONID\[Your ONID Username]" for the username and your ONID password for the password.
  3. Find the folder that corresponds with your device's operating system and then click on the tar folder.
  4. To start the installation, double-click on the .tbz icon.  Current serial numbers are within the main Gaussian folder.

NOTE: OSU’s Gaussian license is only for Linux and Unix.

Individuals may purchase a Windows or MacOS version directly from the Gaussian website:

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

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