INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Office 365

Office365


Everyone at the University of Toledo is united behind a single goal, to help prepare our students to become the best they can be. To help achieve that goal, beginning on September 15, 2014, we are providing additional features through Office 365 to every one of our students for FREE. This automatically updateable subscription-based software ensures our students always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more for as long as they are a registered student at UT.


Starting on September 15, 2014, registered students at UT will receive the following additional benefits through Office 365:

  • Install Microsoft Office applications on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world's most popular productivity software
  • Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity
This offer is available to all registered students at the University of Toledo. If you have any questions about this free program or need additional assistance, please contact the Information Technology department by phone at 419.530.2400, or 419.383.2400.  You can visit our webpage at http://ithelp.utoledo.edu for assistance.


Office 365 Instructions and Guides


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to get Microsoft Office for free?  All students who are registered for a major semester.  Major semesters are defined as fall semester or spring semester.  Students who are registered for the spring semester will continue to be eligible for the free Microsoft Office download until the end of the summer semester. Students registered only for the summer semester will have the same eligibility as spring semester students.

I am a new/transfer student and I am registered for the next semester. Why is Office not available for download?
Incoming students will be able to download Microsoft Office through Office 365 two weeks prior to the start of the next semester.

By downloading/installing Microsoft Office onto my home computer, will I get billed for using this service? Absolutely not. The University of Toledo is providing this to our students free of charge.

How long will Microsoft Office remain free for me?  As long as you are registered for a major semester, the license for your Microsoft Office product will remain active.  After you become an Alumni or inactive student, the Microsoft Office product will remain active for one (1) additional semester.

I am a faculty/staff member of The University of Toledo and I am not a currently enrolled student. Can I get Microsoft Office for free? Unfortunately no. Our agreement with Microsoft encompasses Microsoft Office for students who are currently enrolled in classes during a major semester. Microsoft Office is heavily discounted for faculty/staff. Please visit http://www.utoledo.edu/IT/facstaff.html to purchase/download the Microsoft Office Suite.

I am a faculty/staff member of The University of Toledo and I am also a currently enrolled student. Can I get Microsoft Office for free? Unfortunately no. Our agreement with Microsoft currently only covers students who are not also full or part time faculty or staff members. Faculty and staff members can purchase a heavily-discounted full version of Microsoft Office by visiting http://www.utoledo.edu/IT/facstaff.html

I am an alumni/attended The University of Toledo. Can I get Microsoft Office for free? Unfortunately no. Our agreement with Microsoft encompasses Microsoft Office for students who are currently enrolled in classes during a major semester.  Microsoft Office is discounted for Faculty/Staff.

I’m a current student using a University of Toledo owned computer that does not have Microsoft Office. Can I download & install Microsoft Office on a UT owned computer?
Should you find a computer that does not have Microsoft Office installed, please contact the IT HelpDesk at 419-530-2400 to see have the software installed.

What Microsoft Office applications will I get if I am a student?
 Our license with Microsoft includes the following: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Lync, and InfoPath.

How many computers can I install Microsoft Office onto? Five (5) computers.

Can I install Microsoft Office onto my iPad? Yes. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are available for the iOS platform.  Please view the how-to-guide located at www.utoledo.edu/IT/Office365.

Can I install Microsoft Office onto my Android Tablet?
 Unfortunately not at this time.  Microsoft has not developed Office 365 mobile applications on the Android Tablet platform.

Can I install Microsoft Office onto my Mac?  Absolutely! Please visit www.utoledo.edu/IT/Office365.

What versions of Microsoft Office will I get if I am a current student?
 Microsoft is offering Office 2013.  Additionally, you can download Office 2010. If you use a Mac OS X operating system, Office 2011 for Mac is the only option that Microsoft is offering at this time.

What are the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365 software?  Please visit Microsoft's website by clicking here.

What are the system requirements for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011?  Please visit Microsoft's website by clicking here.

I already have an older version of Microsoft Office installed on my PC. Can I have two separate versions of Microsoft Office installed on my computer? Microsoft does not recommend having two separate versions of Microsoft Office, such as 2007 and 2013, installed on the same computer. It’s highly recommended that you remove old versions of Microsoft Office before downloading and installing a new version of Microsoft Office. Please click here for instructions on removing old versions of Microsoft Office. 

I followed the instructions on how to download and install Microsoft Office however the Outlook Web App interface is much different than what the instructions demonstrate. Chances are you are using the Outlook Web App Lite version. This can be due to a browser that is not supported by Office 365. Office 365 supports the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9 & above
  • Firefox (Current or immediately previous version)
  • Google Chrome (Current Version)
  • Safari (Current Version)

Office 365 supports my web browser. How do I disable the Outlook Web App Light version and return to the standard version?

  1. In the Outlook Web App Light version, click Options (top right hand side)
  2. Click Outlook Web App version on the left hand side navigation navigation menu
  3. Uncheck the box “Use the light version of Outlook Web App”.
  4. Click Save on the top right hand side.
  5. Sign out of the Outlook Web App. Sign back in at rockets.utoledo.edu and the standard Outlook Web App full experience should be in effect.

I am having trouble downloading/installing Microsoft Office.  Who can I contact for help?

  1. Call the IT Help Desk at 419.530.2400 or 419.383.2400.
  2. Submit an IT service order by visiting ithelp.utoledo.edu.  Please login with your UTAD credentials.
  3. Email the IT Help Desk at ithelpdesk@utoledo.edu.
  4. Visit the Information Commons Desk on the first floor of Carlson Library.
Last Updated: 5/31/17