Installing Microsoft Office for Staff/Faculty Personal Use

If you are a full-time Emerson College employee or faculty member, you have access to download the complete Office suite for free on your personal device.

All other faculty and staff are still able to use Office 365 and Google Drive.


Signing in to Office Online

Downloading and Installing Office Apps


Signing in to

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

  2. Click the Sign In button in the middle (or at the top right) of the page.

    Microsoft Office online home 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. You will then be signed in to Office 365 and can access 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. 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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