ArcGIS Pro

Registered Carleton University students and Carleton staff and faculty are eligible to download ArcGIS Pro and access it from any computer that has it installed as part of Carleton's organizational account.

If you are registered for any Geomatics or graduate GIS courses, wait until after your first class before contacting us as you may receive instructions.

Note: ArcGIS Pro only runs on the Windows Operating System. Mac users will need to run Windows either through Bootcamp or within a virtual environment (such as VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion).

System Requirements: Prior to downloading and installing a copy of the software on your personal computer you should ensure that your computer meets the necessary minimum requirements for ArcGIS Pro 2.5.


    1. Sign and submit the ArcGIS Pro Student License agreement (log in with your MyCarletonOne (MC1) Username and Password). 
    2. Go to GIS Services at Carleton University Library and click on the blue Carleton University button. Sign in to the Carleton University Library organization using your My Carleton One credentials.  This creates your Carleton University Library ArcGIS Online account. An ArcGIS Pro license is automatically assigned to your account.
      • **If you don't see the Carleton University button and see the screen below instead, click Your ArcGIS organization's URL, type Carleton-U in the text box, then Continue.
    3. Download and install the latest version (currently v.2.5) of ArcGIS Pro software onto your personal computer.
    4. Launch ArcGIS Pro to login with your MC1 credentials: firstnamelastname & password
    5. When signing in to ArcGIS Pro ensure that you are signing in using Carleton's Organization login and your MC1 credentials. Your license should be configured to the default type Named User. It helps, for future logins, to keep the "Sign me in automatically" and the "Remember this URL" boxes checked:




    • ArcGIS Pro is a Windows-based product.
    • You can only request ONE software license annually.
    • Software licenses will need to be annually renewed.
    • The single-use license can only be authorized on one computer.
    • Installing and authorizing ArcGIS Pro is a process that may take a few hours to complete.
    Content last updated: September 29, 2020