Accessing the Application Catalog: Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (Mac)

What are these programs and who can use them?

The Software Center and Self-Service are available only to University-owned and managed computers. Personal machines cannot use either of these.

These are the user-facing software portals that are part of larger University management systems. They are not available to privately-owned computers.

These resources allow ITSS to provide vetted software installers that can be installed without having administrative privileges.

If your campus-managed machine does not have Software Center or Self Service, or the application fails to load or run, Call IT SUPPORT SERVICES​​​​​​ at 530-898-4357.

Access the Software Center (Campus PC)

If you open the Software Center, there is a link to the Application Catalog shown in the Applications tab on the left side of the screen. 

You can find the Software Center in your start menu by tapping the Windows icon and typing "Software Center".

Access the Self-Service (Campus Mac)

For Mac Computers, the application catalog can be accessed through Self Service. You can access Self-Service by opening a Finder window. Self Service should be listed with the Wildcat symbol.


Alternatively, you can do a search on your computer for "Self Service"


Once you open Self Service, you will be prompted to log in with your Chico Credentials. Click "Remember me" to prevent being prompted again.


Most campus-supported applications can be found in Self Service. If you have any questions, contact ITSS for assistance.


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