From: Division of Information Technology

Due to licensing changes, Lucidchart and Lucidpress will no longer be supported at the university level beginning July 3, 2020. 

As a result, your VT Username and passphrase will no longer provide access to Lucidchart or Lucidpress, and any work remaining in either application will no longer be able to be accessed or modified after July 3. On this date, both applications will be removed from the Virginia Tech G Suite application list.

Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff who currently use Lucid applications should take the following measures to save their work and plan for an alternative software option to meet  their needs:

  • Export work that is currently saved in Lucidchart or Lucidpress to your desktop or Google Drive. Consider exporting work as PDF files. Note that Lucidchart and Lucidpress files currently stored in Google Drive will remain, but you will no longer be able to modify them after the change.

  • Consider Microsoft Visio as a software option for producing flowcharts and diagrams. Visio is an approved alternative available to departments through the Software Service Center; click here for more information. Visio is also available to many students through their major-specific software bundles, as listed here.

Are there options to continue using Lucid applications?

Colleges and departments that wish to continue using Lucid applications after July 3 may only do so by entering their own enterprise agreement and assuming all risk of use. 

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Ariel Bowman ( in IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS).