How do I Install Office 365?

Questions Answered in this Article


All faculty, staff and students have the ability to install Office 365.

*Please note: You can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones. To install Office apps on your smartphone and tablet, please review the Microsoft Support article.

For additional frequently asked questions, please visit the Office 365 ITS page.

Personally-Owned Computer

  1. Navigate to, and log in to your account using your UNCW credentials (e.g.,

  2. Click the "Install Office" icon at the top right portion of your screen.

  3. Click “Office 365 apps.” You will see the download appropriate for your operating system.

    "Install Office" button on
  4. Depending on your browser, select “Run” (in Edge or Internet Explorer), “Setup” (in Chrome) or “Save File” (in Firefox).
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Office 365.

    TECH TIP: For more information, please review the Microsoft Support article.

UNCW-owned Computer

*Please note: Office 365 is installed automatically as part of the image for university-owned machines. If Software Center (Windows) or Self-Service (Mac) prompt to reinstall or uninstall Office 365, it is already installed, and no further action is required.

Install "Office 365" from the Software Center on Windows, or install "Microsoft Office 16..." from Self-Service on a Mac. For more information, review the article How do I Use Software Center (Windows) and Self Service (Mac) on my UNCW-owned Computer?

If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC.

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