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All current faculty and staff at the University have the ability to download Microsoft Office through their Rutgers Connect license. These licenses allow faculty and staff to install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones. You may use this software on personal devices, however, please consult with your departmental IT support before installing it on Rutgers owned devices as your department may have its own policies.

What is included in this service?

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Publisher (PC only) and Access (PC only) are included in each installation of a faculty/staff license.

To access this service, faculty and staff must log into their Rutgers Connect account at


After logging in, you will see the page below. To download Office 2016, click on the “Office 365” button, located on the upper left-hand side of the page:


To download Office 2016, click on the “Install software” button, located on the upper right-hand side of the page:


Clicking on the install button will cause a prompt to pop up that will provide directions on how to finishing downloading, installing and activating Office.

PC Directions:


OS X Directions:


Please note that it is suggested to not have multiple versions of Microsoft Office running on your device. Please uninstall previous versions of Office before attempting to download the latest version.


Microsoft Mobile Apps are available to download for iOS and Android devices. Additional information on how to download the apps can be found at: