Mathematica for Faculty and Staff

How to Get Mathematica

Computer Classrooms/Labs

Research Clusters

The Mathematica license at Illinois Tech allows for parallel computing on dedicated research clusters and in ad-hoc, or distributed, grid environments.  For details, please contact


To request Mathematica Desktop and Mathematica Online, follow the directions below.

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using an email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to the product:

Mathematica Desktop

University-owned Devices
  1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
  2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
  3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
  4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
Personally Owned Machine
  1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Mathematica Online

  1. Fill out this form to request access
  2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in to access Mathematica Online


If you are you interested in putting Mathematica somewhere else, please contact the OTS Support Desk.

Mathematica Tutorials

The first four tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica

This tutorial helps you get started with Mathematica—learn how to create your first notebook, run calculations, generate visualizations, create interactive models, analyze data, and more.

Mathematica & Wolfram Language Fast Introduction for Math Students (online book)

Use this tutorial to learn about solving math problems in the Wolfram Language—from basic arithmetic to integral calculus and beyond.

What's New in Mathematica 11 

Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 11, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including 3D printing, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.

How To Topics

Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

Mathematica Resources

Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to quickly create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Teaching and Learning with Mathematica — Free video course

Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

Preparing and Giving Presentations

Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

Wolfram U Courses on Classroom Resources & Instruction

Access on-demand and live courses on using Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies in your classroom.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Mathematica: Ultimate Research Environment — Free video course

Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.

Wolfram Language Training Courses — Free video courses

Explore what's possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.

Introduction to HPC and Grid Computing — Free video course

Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.

Field-Specific Applications

Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.