University Technology

We're giving you Microsoft Office, for free.

You get Office 365, just for being a student or employee at WIU.


What is Office 365?

Every college student uses word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software. Those indispensable parts of any student’s toolkit for success just became a little easier to acquire. As part of WIU’s contract with Microsoft, we can now offer all current students (and employees) access to Office 365 at no cost. 

Office 365 is a full suite of productivity tools that includes: cloud services, mobile apps and desktop applications.

Get Office 365

To access this fantastic tool, go to https://portal.microsoftonline.com/ and login with your WIU email address and your ECom password.

FAQs

Can faculty and staff use Office 365?

Yes! Faculty and staff can use Office 365 so long as they are employed by Western Illinois University.  Employees also have access to discounted Microsoft Office software through the Microsoft Home Use Program

How many computers can I install Office on?

This program allows each person to install on up to five PCs or Macs and five tablets. You can also access Office mobile applications on Windows, iPhone and Android phones.

How long can I use Office 365?

Until you leave WIU. Your Office 365 subscription through WIU ends upon graduation, transitioning away from WIU to another school, or leaving full-time employment of the University. 

You should make sure to transfer all your files from your school OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to leaving WIU.

What is included in Office 365?

Desktop Applications

The latest version of Office products can be downloaded and installed on your Windows or Mac OSX computers.

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Publisher (Windows only)
  • InfoPath (Windows only)
  • Access (Windows only)
  • Link (Windows only)
  • OneNote (Windows only)

Mobile Apps

Office 365 also comes with some great mobile apps whether you prefer Windows, iOS or Android. Mobile device compatibility may vary among phone and tablet manufacturers. Simply search your app store to find out what apps are available for your device.

Once the apps are installed, logging in with your Office 365 account activates the full features of the apps.

Cloud Services

With Office 365 you can use web-based tools to create, modify, view, share and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations online from anywhere. In addition to these, you can also store files of any type in the 1 TB of storage space provided. Collaborating with a project group is now easier because the online content can easily be synched to personal devices and is more compatible with the full Microsoft Office suite.