Parallels Desktop for Faculty / Staff / Depts.


Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and macOS side-by-side. You can even drag-and-drop your files between operating systems and run Windows software on your Apple computer without rebooting.




Learn how to purchase a license for this software.

License Renewal

Departments: Faculty and Staff licenses expire 1 year after installation. Software Distribution Services will send departments a reminder with renewal costs. In order to receive upgrades, maintenance payments must be received by the renewal date noted in the product list below.

Additional Information

This software is not available to faculty and staff through the Software Download Service via My Pitt ( Students can also acquire this software via the Software Download Service; it is not available at the Student Computing Labs. Visit the Parallels website for complete product information.

Parallels Product List

Product Operating Systems Departmental Purchase Cost
(does NOT include home use rights)
Annual Maintenance Renewal Date (for Departments only) Available through Software Download Service




May 1


Please note: the minimum requirements for this software as they have changed substantially from the previous version

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M, or Xeon processor
  • 4 GB of memory (8 GB of memory is recommended)
  • 600 megabytes (MB) disk space
  • MacOS El Capitan 10.11.6 or later, macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later, or macOS Mojave 10.14


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