Gaussian is a general purpose computational chemistry software package.


NEW!!  Gaussian - Faculty and Staff Self Service Installation*

If you need to install from off-campus, make sure you have VPN installed and running before accessing the software server. 
Please see this VPN information for instructions on setup.

*You must be a current faculty or staff member to access the Gaussian software server. Should you experience any difficulty with the installation process or are unable to open the Gaussian folder, please contact the IS Service Desk at 541-737-8787.

Linux Installation:

Linux Installation Steps

Installation Support:


License Restrictions: 

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

PLEASE NOTE: Once you leave OSU, you must remove ALL SITE-LICENSED SOFTWARE from your personal computers.  Any valid licenses on work computers may be transferred to another employee.

Please Note: Gaussian is NOT allowed on student-owned devices.