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Spartan Student is a serious molecular modeling package for teaching, and learning, chemistry. Combining Spartan's easy-to-use graphical interface with a targeted set of computational engines, the Student Edition provides fundamental molecular modeling utilities supporting the organic chemistry curriculum.

Steps for macOS

  1. Download SpartanStudentV7212 from
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and open the .dmg
  3. Drag Spartan Student V7 into Applications.
  4. Open Spartan Student from either Applications or Launchpad.
  5. Click Accept to accept the license agreement.
  6. Click OK. Enter your administrator password in the dialogue that follows.
  7. Spartan Student will now open fully. A dialogue for licensing the software will pop up. Click Launch License Utility.
  8. Select the radio button for Network, then click Next.
  9. Before the license server can be entered, the Sentinel Installer has to run.

    1. Click Next/Continue until you reach the license agreement page. Agree to the license.
    2. Click Continue.
      1. For users of macOS 10.15 (Catalina), a message will pop up saying that a System Extension has been blocked. Click Open System Preferences.
      2. Click the Lock and enter your administrator credentials.
      3. Click Allow next to the blocked system extension.
      4. Click the Lock and close System Preferences.
    3. Once the installation has finished, return to the Spartan installer and click Next.

  10. Enter into the box for the license server. Click Next. The software should now be licensed and ready to use.

    1. If Spartan says "A valid license was not found", try clicking Check License.
    2. If that does not work, click Launch License Utility. Replace with
    3. If that still does not work, click Check License again. The software should find the license and become available for use.

Steps for Windows

  1. Download SpartanStudentInstaller803 from
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and double click on SpartanStudentInstaller803
  3. On the welcome screen click Next.
  4. Check the box to accept the license agreement, then click Next .
  5. Click Install.
  6. When the License Options page comes up, select Network, then click Next.
  7. On the welcome screen click Next.
  8. Accept the license agreement, then click Next.
  9. Click Next.
  10. The Sentinel installer will now run, click Finish when it completes.
  11. When prompted to enter a Network License Server, type
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Click Finish.
  15. Spartan Student is now installed.


You will need to connect to the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to use this software when off campus

More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or visiting our online service desk.