SU students, faculty and staff are able to download a free copy of the latest version of Microsoft Office to their personal computers using Office 365. 

Please note that if you are on a SU device Microsoft Office is already installed for use.  

NOTE:  Installing MS Office can take 30 mins to an hour.  Do not start the install process unless you are going to be on a stable internet connection for the duration of the installation.

To Download and Install Microsoft Office

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Select Sign in and log in with your SU email address and password


    If you have already created a personal Microsoft account using your SU email address, when you enter your SU email address you will be prompted to choose to log into your Work or school account or your Personal account. If that is the case, choose your Work or school account, and then enter your SU password.
    work or school account

  3. In the upper right hand corner, click the Install Office  button.
  4. Follow the steps on the screen to download and install Office 365.
    download screen
  5. Office will begin downloading.
    office downloading
  6. Once the file downloads, you may get an error message that it cannot be opened, depending on your Mac’s security settings.
    1. If you receive the above message, go to System Preferences and then click Security & Privacy.
      security and privacy
    2. In the General tab of Security & Privacy, you should see an entry at the bottom about not being able to open the installer. Click the Open Anyway button.
      general tab
  7. When the installer opens, click Continue.
  8. Click Agree to the terms of the software license agreement, and then click Continue.
    aggree to license
  9. Choose how you want to install the program and click Continue.
    install for all users
  10. Click Install.
  11. Depending on your security, you may have to enter your Mac’s admin username and password to install. This is NOT your SU username and password. Click Install Software.
    admin username and password
  12. Office will begin to install.
    installing office
  13. Once the installation is complete, you can click Close to exit the installer.
  14. Click Close again in your browser to close out of the download launcher.
    close launcher

You will now be able to begin using Microsoft Office 2016. You will find the icons for your Microsoft applications in the Launchpad or in the Finder under Applications.

Office installed

Additional Setup – Microsoft Outlook

When you first open Microsoft Outlook you will be prompted to set it up for email.

  1. Click Get Started.
    Get Started
  2. Click Start Using Outlook.
    start using outlook|
  3. Enter your SU email address and click Continue.
    email address
  4. Enter in your SU password and click Sign In.
    login page
  5. Re-enter your SU password and click OK. You may wish to choose to Remember this password in your keychain.
    reenter password
  6. Click Done.
    success screen

See also How to Manage Office 365 Activations and Installations for issues regarding maximum license activation reached.  

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