Office 365 Home Use Rights

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Microsoft Office 365 is available for home use by all WWU faculty and staff at no cost. This license allows you to install the latest version of Office Professional Plus (Windows and Mac) on five (5) different devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Install Microsoft Office 365 for free

Windows

  1. Log in to MyWestern and click on the Office 365 icon at the top of the screen or go to mail.wwu.edu and log in with your username@wwu.edu credentials.
  2. From the resulting page, click the "Install Office 2016" button to download the setup file.
  3. Click the Setup file at the bottom left corner of your screen to begin the installation.
  4. When prompted, click Yes to allow the program to install.
  5. Office will begin to download and install on your machine. A message will then appear in the bottom right-hand corner saying "Office is installing in the background". Note: Microsoft Office is now available to use, but your computer must remain connected to the internet to continue downloading the full suite of software.
  6. An introduction tool will then launch, welcoming you to the new version of Office. Click Next, and then continue through the introduction tool (providing requested information when prompted). Note: The University of Iowa has a license for Office 365, so you can connect your Microsoft Office suite by logging in. If you wish to do so, click the Sign In button when prompted.
  7. When prompted for your email address, enter your username@wwu.edu address, then click Next.
  8. When prompted for your password, enter your universal password and click Sign in.
  9. You will be presented with a welcome screen to explain OneDrive. Select a personal background, and click Next.
    You will receive a message telling you "We're getting things ready" with an option to learn more. The installation is now complete - click All Done!

Microsoft Office is now available in your start menu.

Mac

  1. Log in to MyWestern and click on the Office 365 icon at the top of the screen or go to mail.wwu.edu and log in with your username@wwu.edu credentials.
  2. From the resulting page, click the "Install Office 2016" button to download the setup file.
  3. After the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, double-click Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg.
  4. Click Agree to agree to the license agreement, then click Install to continue the installation process.
  5. When the installation is complete, you will receive a message saying "The installation was successful." Click Close to complete the installation.
  6. You will then be prompted to activate Office 2016 for Mac. Select Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription.
  7. When prompted for your email address, enter your username@wwu.edu address, then click Next.
  8. When prompted for your password, enter your universal password and click Sign in.
  9. If prompted, enter your name, and answer the personal preference questions.
    The installation is now complete - click All Done!

     

Microsoft Office is now available in your Application folder.