Office 365

Office 365 for Oregon State

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Office 365 Overview

  • Office 365 for students includes: five (5) free licenses to download and install Office, Office Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive.
  • Office 365 is the name for a suite of online collaboration services, and is not a new version of Office. The version of Office that students can download from Office 365 is Office 2016 Pro Plus.
  • Sign In: to access Office 365 services you will need to use your [email protected] email address.
  • OneDrive is particularly exciting as it offers 1TB of online storage. Office Online provides the ability to create, edit and collaborate real-time on documents in native Office formats within a web browser, without having to convert the files.
  • Share your documents easily via email, web, blogs, and OneDrive.
  • Please note that student email will remain on Gmail at this time.
  • The offered Office 365 Apps are covered under an agreement with Microsoft, so you may use these apps to store University data and conduct University business. Please refer to the security policy on what specific information may be stored.
  • More about OSU and Microsoft Services
  • Office 365 for Education is free for Students; OSU is not paying Microsoft beyond our standard annual campus license agreement. All these services are included in the current contract for no additional charge.
  • The University is not requiring any employee to use any Office 365 service.
  • The University is not taking any existing service offline as a result of bringing Microsoft Office 365 for OSU online.
  • Support and training on Office 365 can be found in the Service Desk Knowledge Base:

Help & Support

Help and documentation for Office 365 is available in the Service Desk Knowledge Base. Documentation covers the following topics, among others.

The Service Desk supports the OSU community's use of Office 365. They can help you resolve issues including:

  • Account and access issues
  • Downloading apps
  • Software support and education

Accessibility for Office 365

Office Online works in a web browser. This makes its accessibility features work a little differently than Office desktop programs. For example, keyboard shortcuts might not be the same and the page layouts are different. However, all the keyboard shortcuts and other accessibility features that you know from the browser work in Office Online. You can also use the browser controls to zoom, to change text size, and to control screen colors.

Office Online provides WAI-ARIA support for assistive technologies (WAI-ARIA stands for Web Accessibility Initiative-Accessible Rich Internet Applications). If you use an assistive technology such as a screen reader or speech recognition software, you will have the best experience in Office Online if the assistive technology that you use supports WAI-ARIA.

Note: VoiceOver users on the Mac OS X platform may experience mixed results in accessibility depending on the web browser being used. The Safari web browser is recommended for Office 365 Online.

Microsoft Accessibility Documentation

Microsoft provides additional help for accessibility needs. Please go here for additional assistance:

Additional Help or Questions about Accessibility

If you have questions about using your assistive technologies, contact Disability Access Services. For general questions about accessibility at OSU, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign in to Office 365?

Click the Office 365 tool you wish to use at 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?

You can continue to use your personally purchased version of Office 2010 or 2013. You can find instructions to link your OSU One Drive for Business to your personal install of office.