How do I access or install Microsoft Office 365 on my computer?

Title: How do I access or install Microsoft Office 365 on my computer? 

Issue/symptom: User needs to access Microsoft 365 (Office, Outlook, Teams and other software) 

Environment: Any computer 


  1. Purdue has licensed Office 365 from Microsoft to make it available for free on an individual basis to students, faculty and staff, including use on their personally owned machines. 

  1. To install Office 365 on your computer, visit the Purdue Office 365 portal. Sign in with your Purdue email address and password. Then click the Install button on the top right of the page. 

  1. You can install Office 365 on up to five devices. 

  2. To install a Microsoft App (such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel), follow the instructions provided by Microsoft

    1. Sign into you Purdue Microsoft account at

    2. Select Install apps.

      Install apps at

    3. Follow the instructions in the browser to download the installer and start your installation.
      Tip: As your apps are installing you might see the User Account Control prompt pop up and ask Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Select Yes.

    4. Close the installer window after it's finished.

    5. The first time you open an app like Word or PowerPoint you might need to sign in with your new business email address and password to activate the app.

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