Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign in to Office 365?
Click the Office 365 tool you wish to use at http://is.oregonstate.edu/microsoft. When prompted, enter your full ONID email address in the username field and your ONID password in the password field. If you receive an error or are unable to login, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk via phone (541-737-3474) or via email.
How do I get Microsoft Office to work on my iPad/iPhone?
The Apple Store allows you to download Office apps for iOS devices. Available apps include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and OneDrive for Business. These apps enable you to read and edit documents stored in your OSU Office 365 Drive.
How do I get Microsoft Office to work on my Android?
Microsoft offers the "Office Mobile" app for Android devices. This application enables you to read and edit Word and Excel documents stored in your OSU Office 365 Drive.
How long can I keep Microsoft Office?
Currently, OSU students are allowed to keep Microsoft Office as long as they are enrolled in the current or a future term. This may be subject to change due as OSU's policies for account provisioning change.
Does this include Microsoft Project?
No, we are not licensed for Microsoft Project through Office 365. However, we do have the Project Online Premium Service for Education enabled.
Does this include Exchange?
OSU has not enabled the Exchange (Outlook email) option at this time. We continue to investigate all options in an ongoing effort to find the best tools for OSU students and employees.
How do I get help?
Please contact the Service Desk via phone (541-737-8787) or email, or you may visit the Service Desk in Milne 201.
Is Google going away?
No. OSU has chosen enable both Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365. While there is some duplication of services between these two, there are differences between them that provide significant advantages to different segments of the OSU population.
Is Office 365 secure?
Yes. The Microsoft Office 365 service exceeds OSU’s security requirements for storing unrestricted and sensitive data.
Does Office 365 meet accessibility features?
Are graduate students treated as students or employees?
Graduate students are treated as students, meaning they can use Office 365 even if they are employed by the University.
I already purchased Microsoft Office, what do I need to do?