Carnegie Mellon University

Microsoft Office

Students, faculty and staff may download Microsoft Office for university and personal use. 

  • Students, faculty and staff may install Microsoft Office on up to five devices, including mobile devices, using Office 365.
  • Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are not available.
  • Visit the Microsoft Office Portal to download Office 365. Log in using your Andrew userID (e.g., userid@andew.cmu.edu) and password. Microsoft requires you to revalidate your license periodically using Single Sign-On.

    Note: Follow these instructions to configure Outlook 2016 (Windows) for Exchange, if you downloaded Outlook from Office 365.
  • If an IT administrator or DSP does not support your university-owned machine, follow the instructions for personal computers and mobile devices to download Microsoft Office from Office 365.
  • If an IT administrator or DSP does support your university-owned machine, he or she will install Microsoft Office from the Microsoft Volume License Service Center (MVLSC) web page.
  • Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are not available.
  • If you are an IT administrator, email it-help@cmu.edu to request access to the MVLSC page. Visit MVLSC Activation for more information.

Microsoft Online Store Apps

Access to Microsoft Online Store Apps (MOSAs) is enabled for installing Microsoft Office add-ins. Add-ins provide custom commands and features to Office programs, but can increase risk.   

DISCLAIMER: MOSAs are provided without any security warranties or remedies. Private or Restricted data (as defined by ISO) SHOULD NOT be used with a MOSA without careful consideration of your specific security and privacy requirements.