Free ArcGIS Pro License

(Clemson affiliates only)


Students, faculty, and staff at Clemson University can request access to ArcGIS Pro. Please proceed with the following steps.



1. Activate your ArcGIS Online account

If you already have an ArcGIS Online account, please skip step 1 and go to step 2. If you do not have an ArcGIS Online account, please proceed with the following steps:


  1. a. Go to and click Sign in. You will see the window on the right, click on "Sign with Enterprise Account"


  1. b. You will be asked to Enter your ArcGIS organization's URL. Enter Clemson and click Continue. Click on "Using your Clemson University Account"


  1. c. This will take you to a new window where you will be using your standard Clemson login. Enter your Clemson username and password and click on Login. 


  1. d. If you see the window below that means you have successfully created your ArcGIS Online account.

2. Installing ArcGIS Pro


Before installing make sure you have completed step 1. Also, check the system requirement here


To install ArcGIS Pro, follow the instructions in the attachment below ( Note: Instructions here are for installing ArcGIS Pro 2.X, you can follow the same instructions to install any other version). You will need to have access to the Clemson network in order to get the installation files. If you are working remotely, please use Clemson's VPN


3. Authorizing your Software


  • After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to sign into your ArcGIS Online account.

  • Enter your username and password and click Sign in. ArcGIS Pro should launch automatically.



Tip:  If you lost ArcGIS Pro Window, go to Start - Programs - ArcGIS - ArcGIS Pro.

If the program opens without any problems, Congratulations you just correctly installed and accessed your software. 


If you have any problems, please contact us to help you (but not before you have read and follow our instructions). 


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