Installing Microsoft 365 (Windows)


How do I install Microsoft 365 for free on my personally-owned Windows device?


  • Personally-Owned Windows
    • Microsoft 365


Microsoft 365 Pro Plus gives access to the most recent versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other titles depending on platform. Under this program, current Faculty, Full-Time Staff and Students may install the software on up to five devices/computers.

These are full desktop applications, not web or cloud apps. The software will remain active and usable for as long as you are current Faculty, Full-Time Staff, or Student.  Based on Microsoft’s licensing requirements, it's not offered to past students who have graduated or leave WKU.


Student Instructions

  1. Log into Office.
  2. Click on the account icon in the top right of the screen.
    Note: This account icon may have your initials on it, or it may have your profile photo if you uploaded one.
  3. Click My account
  4. Click My installs
  5. Click Install Office.
  6. If you see it, proceed to step 17. If you don't see it proceed to the next step.
  7. Go to the Eligibility Site.
  8. Enter your WKU email address (
  9. Click Get started.
  10. Click I'm a student.
  11. Click Sign in.
  12. Click Ok, got it.
  13. Go back to step 1 of these instructions and complete the full process noted above. 
  14. Create your account.
  15. Click Start.
  16. Click Skip.
  17. Run the installer.
  18. Follow all the prompts.


Faculty/Staff Instructions

WKU Retirees and Part-Time Employees do not receive Microsoft Office for personal devices. Retirees and Part-Time Employees are eligible only for an email address.
  1. Navigate to
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Sign in using your WKU Exchange address (
  4. Enter your NetID password
    Note: If you need to reset your NetID password you will need to do so at the WKU Accounts page here.
  5. Authenticate with Duo
    Note: If you need to reset Duo or activate Duo, please see this page
  6. Click Install Office
  7. Select Office365 Apps
  8. Run the installer
  9. Follow all the prompts
    Note: You may be asked to sign into an Office account once the software has installed. This will be your WKU Exchange address and NetID password.
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