The University has several agreements in place with Microsoft which allow faculty, staff and students to purchase Microsoft Office for personal/home use for free, or for purchase depending on your needs.
(We know how tempting it is to jump to the download or purchase information instead of reading the text below, but our best advice is to take the time to read it through carefully first to avoid likely frustration.)
Which Version of Office is Right for Me?
(The free installation is under the far right column. Click on the link to take you to the details.)
Office 2016 for PC*
Office 2016 for Mac*
Up to 5 installs
*Microsoft Office apps for iPad are available for free through the App Store on your iPad or through iTunes. Please see Microsoft Office for iPad for more information
The Microsoft Work At Home (WAH) allows you to purchase a single copy of the current version of Office for PC or Mac.
Who can purchase Microsoft Office via WAH?
Microsoft Office WAH is only available for faculty and staff.
Single perpetual-use license with no upgrade rights to future versions of Office.
Benefits of Microsoft Office WAH
The Microsoft Office WAH provides one-time purchase alternative for faculty and staff.
How do I purchase Microsoft Office via HUP?
Faculty and staff looking to purchase Microsoft Office via the HUP do so by clicking here. The Microsoft WAH software is available under the Kivuto store. You will have the option at check out of choosing either an extended download period or physical media for your software should you choose.
Recently Microsoft announced Office 365 for Students (formerly Student Advantage program) which provides a free copy of Microsoft Office for students at qualifying post-secondary institutions.
Who can access Office 365?
This offer is now available to current faculty and staff.
Office 365 is available on a subscription basis to current faculty, staff and students. When you are no longer employed by the university, or graduate, Office 365 will go into reduced functionality mode and you will have the option to switch to a different plan as required.
Benefits of Office 365
Office 365 includes the full version of Office which can be installed on up to five PCs and Macs, and Windows tablets.
For PCs, Office 365 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Lync, Publisher and Access.
For Macs, Office 365 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. (Mac users can install Lync separately)
Advanced access to creation and editing features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OWA (Outlook) for iPad are also included. However, these apps allow read-only access to documents until the apps are connected to an active Microsoft Office 365 account.
How can I access it?
To install Microsoft Office visit portal.microsoftonline.com and log in with your University of Lethbridge email address and password.