Installing Microsoft Office for Student Personal Use

If you are an Emerson College student, you have access to download the complete Office suite for FREE.

Note: For all new, returning, and transfer students that have not started classes yet - your license will be active beginning your first day of class. 

Signing in to

  1. Open a web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.) and visit Microsoft 365.
  2. Click the Sign In button at the top right) of the page.
  3. Enter your Emerson Email address in the email address field and click Next.
  4. If it asks you, select Work or School Account (created by your IT department) and then enter your Emerson password.
  5. This will sign you in to Office 365 and provides access to the online features there.


Downloading and Installing Office Apps

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

    Microsoft Office Suite installation options

  2. Click the dropdown button and choose Office 365 apps. The Microsoft Office package installer will begin to download. You can select which apps you would like to use (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.).
  3. Once finished downloading, find the installer that you downloaded in your Downloads folder and follow the steps to install.

Please note that some users may need to scrub their device of previous Microsoft Office licenses for their educational license to be functional.

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