Oregon State University participates in the Microsoft Campus and School Agreement (CASA) that provides software and client access licenses for Microsoft Software. This provides upgrade and downgrade rights for both the desktop Operating Systems and Productivity Suites.

The systems covered under this agreement are limited to OSU owned computers and devices.
Please see the License Restrictions section of this page for installation options on personal and student computers and devices.

Products Covered for installation on institutional computers

    Please contact your department's computer administrator for purchase/installation of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (Upgrade/Downgrade Rights)
    Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office Productivity Suites (Upgrade/Downgrade Rights)
    Suite Includes: Word, Excel, Outlook (Entourage), Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote.
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (PC and Mac)
  • Additional Software: (Participating Departments Listed Below Only)
    • Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Visio
  • Client Access Licenses:
    • Core Client Access Licenses
    • Enterprise Client Access Licenses


  • Desktop Bundle (Office Professional with Enterprise CALs) - $51.22/FTE
  • Microsoft Project - $4.82/FTE
  • Microsoft Visio - $4.06/FTE

Products Covered for installation on personal computers

License Restrictions: 

The basic Microsoft license covers the installation of desktop Operating Systems and Productivity Suites for faculty and staff of all departments on institutional computers only.  Add-ons only cover those departments that participate in the individual enrollments each year.  Add-on enrollment is available in the fall.

A list of participating departments can be found here.