How do I install Microsoft Office to my personal computer or device?

Through our licensing agreement with Microsoft, SUNY New Paltz is able to offer Microsoft Office for free to currently active students, faculty, and staff.  These licenses will not remain active after you have graduated (students) or left the employ of the college (faculty/staff).  You can install Office on up to five personal devices.

Do not follow these steps on any college owned devices.  Installation of software on college owned devices is done through a separate process.  Contact the Service Desk for more information.

Download and Installation Instructions

  1. Go to the SUNY New Paltz home page.  
  2. Near the top right-hand corner, select the Resources link and choose Office 365.
  3. On the next page, enter your Office 365 username and campus password.
    • Office 365 Username: this is your typical campus username (no @newpaltz.edu or @hawkmail.newpaltz.edu needed)
    • Campus Password: your password is the same as you would use for Blackboard or my.newpaltz.edu.
  4. Click on the Menu Box on the upper left of the window.

    Select the menu link in the upper left of the window
     
  5. Select the "Office 365" link in the App menu.

    All apps menu
     
  6. Click on "Install Office" in the upper right.


     
  7. Next, select "Office 365 apps"

    Install all
     
  8. Save file (where the download appears depends on your browser).  Follow the steps in the dialog box (see below) that opens to complete the installation.

    Download file and install
  9.  Sign in to Office using your @newpaltz.edu address that you used to access the download site and your campus password.

Note About Deactivation

If you are a student, when you graduate, withdraw, or otherwise stop being a student at SUNY New Paltz, your license will eventually become inactive.  You'll receive an error like the following when opening Microsoft Office:

Error message shown when Microsoft Word expiresError message shown when Microsoft OneNote expires

Error message stating: "SUBSCRIPTION EXPIRED" from Word

If you are no longer an active student, faculty, or staff member, you will have to obtain a license for Microsoft Office separately from the college.

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Article ID: 34400
Created
Wed 7/26/17 3:42 PM
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Thu 10/17/19 3:41 PM