How to Install Office 365


St. Cloud State University offers Microsoft Office FREE to all current faculty, staff, and students for personal use because of our licensing agreement with Microsoft. This free license includes PC, Mac, or mobile devices, and each individual is eligible for 5 copies. PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT install this version on University-owned equipment. If you need Office on your University-owned equipment, please contact your technician or HuskyTech.


In order to download your free PERSONAL USE copy of Microsoft Office:

1. Please visit:

2. Log in with your Office 365 login and your StarID password.



3. After log in, click the INSTALL button to download and install Microsoft Office. Check the downloads tab and click the office download to start the install.

4. Follow the instructions that will appear on your screen to complete the installation. You should just have to start the installation, maybe hit "Next" or "Install", then everything should install in the background or on its own.

5. For Macs and mobile devices: At the end of the installation, you may be prompted to activate your copy of Office.  If so, choose the option "Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription" and enter your SCSU StarID address and StarID password again.




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