Install Microsoft Office for Free!

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Faculty, staff, and students may acquire the latest versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and macOS using the appropriate option below:

University Owned Computers

All university owned computers should already have some version of Microsoft Office installed. If you have an older version (e.g., Office 2016, 2013, Office 2010, Office 2011), upgrade to Microsoft 365. If you have a Windows computer, go to your Software Center, if you have a Mac, go to Self Service. The latest version of Office works best with other apps in our Microsoft 365 environment like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and the traditional Office apps (Word, Excel).

Computers Owned by Faculty, Staff, and Students

Faculty, staff and students can download and install new Microsoft 365 Apps on up to 5 devices through Microsoft Office 365. This software is licensed as long as the licensee has a valid email address. If you leave the university, the software will switch to a read-only mode once you can no longer sign-in using an email address. If you wish to continue using Microsoft Office after you leave the university, you can sign-up for a personal Office 365 subscription directly from Microsoft. 

  1. Login to Office 365 by clicking Office 365 on MyWestern or
  2. Click "Install Office" in the upper right corner and select "Install Office 365"
  3. Run the downloaded installer from your downloads folder and wait for the software to download and install (15-30 minutes)
  4. Sign in with your and universal password when prompted to activate your copy.

Mobile Devices (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile)

All faculty, staff, and students can install Microsoft's free mobile apps. Search your app store for any of the following apps, and sign-in with your and your WWU universal password. Our favorite Office 365 mobile apps include:

  • Outlook
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Office Delve
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Office Lens
  • Outlook Groups
  • Sway
  • Office 365 Video
  • Yammer
  • Visio Viewer