Install Office 365 From Your UW Account


UW students and benefited faculty and staff are eligible to install the full version of Office Pro Plus as part of UW's Office 365 subscription.  If you are a retiree and you want access you can request it here.

From your UW email account, you have 5 licenses that can be installed on PC or MAC, or on mobile devices.


  1. Go to and click on the email tab and sign in.
  2. Once signed in, click on the app launcher in the top left hand corner of the screen.

  1. Then click the Microsoft 365 link above the list of apps.

  1. You will then have an Install apps button in the upper right hand corner of the screen that you can use to kick off the installation. Select Other install options.

  1. Click Install Office.
  1. The installation file will download and you will need to click on that downloaded file.

  1. Follow the prompts through the installation, selecting the options you want. 


  1. To activate your Office install, it will ask you to Sign in. At the Sign in prompt enter your email address and click Next.

  1. Follow the remaining prompts and when complete you can begin to use the Office products. 


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This program provides free access to the full versions of Microsoft Office to enrolled students, faculty, and staff.