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All current students at the University have been assigned student licenses for Microsoft Office. These licenses allow students to install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones.

What is included in this service?

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Publisher, and Access are included in each installation of a student license. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only)


What is not included in this service?

A student license for Microsoft Office does not come with OneDrive enabled. Students are encouraged to use the storage component of their Scarletmail account, Google Drive, if they require storage space. A student license will not provide a student with an email account; students should be using their ScarletMail account for email.

To access this service, students can go to and login with their address and their NetID password.


After logging in, you will see the page below. To download Office 2016, click on the “Install Office 2016” 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.

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



Students will have active licenses to use Microsoft Office while they maintain their student role. Upon graduating or departure from the University, the student license for Microsoft Office will expire. A student will have 30 days after losing their student role before their Office applications go into read-only, reduced functionality mode.