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How to activate Office 365 that is included with your account.


Office 365 is available to full-time faculty, staff, and students at no charge.

Step-by-step guide

If you have not already installed Office 365, follow this guide then come back to this page.

Activate Office 365 on Windows

When you start an Office app that's not activated, you'll be prompted to sign in to Office. Be sure to sign in using your '' email account.

If the Activation wizard appears, Office needs your help to activate. Follow the prompts in the wizard to activate Office.

Shows the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard

Activate Office 365 on Mac

Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of your apps.

Shows the Launchpad button in the Dock

Click any Office app, like Microsoft Word to start the activation process. You may need to scroll down to find it.

Click Get Started > Sign in.

Note: If there is no What's New window, you may need to activate from within the Office app. On the top menu, click Word >Activate Office > Sign in.

Sign in to activate Word 2016 for Mac

Enter your '' email address and click Next.

Type email address to start activating

Enter the password associated with the email address you entered, and click Sign in.

Note: This screen may look different depending on your email provider.

Enter your password

The system checks if you have a valid license and then will activate the product.

Please wait while Word 2016 for Mac tries to activate

You're done! Click Start Using Word, to start using the app.

Start using Word 2016 for Mac

Installation or sign in issues?

If you're having an issue with installing office please submit a ticket,