Installing Microsoft Office 365 on a Personally Owned Mac

Issue/Question

How do I get Microsoft Office for free?

Environment

  • Personally-owned Mac
    • macOS 10.14+
      • Office 365

Cause

Office 365 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 is not offered to past students who have graduated or leave WKU. Additionally, retirees are not eligible to receive Microsoft Office on their personal devices.

Resolution

Note: These instructions are for a personally owned Mac. If you need to install Office on a WKU-owned Mac, please see this article for instructions.
  1. Navigate to Office.com.
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Sign in using your WKU Email address and password.
  4. If prompted, authenticate with Duo
    Note: If you need to reset Duo or activate Duo, please see this page
  5. Click Install Office
  6. Select Office365 Apps
  7. Run the installer
  8. 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 Email address and password.
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