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Installing Microsoft Office for Student Personal Use

If you are a full-time Emerson College student, you have access to download the complete Office 2016 suite for free.


Sign in to Office.com

Open a web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.) and visit office.com.

Click the Sign In button at the top right of the page. Enter your Emerson Email address in the email address field and click Next.

If it asks you, select Work or School Account (created by your IT department) and then enter your Emerson password.

You will be signed in to Office 365 and can access the online features there.


Download and install Office Apps

In the top right corner, look for a button that says Install Office Apps.


Click the dropdown button and choose Office 2016. A download will begin of the Microsoft Office package installer. You can select which apps you would like to use (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

When it is finished downloading, find the installer that you downloaded in your Downloads folder and follow the steps to install.

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