Self Service for Macs

Many applications not pre-installed on UWSP Mac computers, including department-purchased software for unit, individual use, and class-specific software can be installed through Self Service for Macs.

Scheduled releases of computer security and software updates can also be manually installed through Self Service during a more convenient time prior to their automatic upgrade dates. Please watch your daily Campus Announcements email for these scheduled updates.

Note:  It is strongly recommended that you close all open programs prior to installing a new application or upgrade. Some open programs can interfere with the installation process. Upgrades in particular may require a restart.


  1. Click Finder on your Dock to open the Applications window.

  2. At the left select Applications.

  3. In the middle pane, double-click Self Service to view available software.

  4. Click Install on your selected software.
  5. To view and install security and software updates that have been released prior to the automated monthly updates, click the categories labeled Apple Software Updates and Available Software Updates.


    Have questions? Please contact the Service Desk.