Through Lesley, all active students are eligible to download and install Microsoft Office on their personal computers and tablets.


Below you will find a video showing you how to download and install Office on a Mac and PC, written instructions if you prefer them, and Frequently Asked Questions.



Installing Office for Mac

  1. Go to http://www.lesley.edu/email
  2. Log in with your Lesley email address and password
  3. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the window
  4. Click Office 365 Settings
  5. On the next page, click Settings on the left side of the window, and then select Software
  6. Make sure Office is selected on the left side of the window
  7. Click Install. This will download Office for Mac 2016
  8. After the disk image file finishes downloading, select the .dmg file to open the office installer


  9. Accept the license agreement and enter your Mac password to start installing
  10. On the Welcome to Office screen, select Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription, and then sign in with your Lesley email address and password



Installing Office for Windows

  1. Go to http://www.lesley.edu/email
  2. Log in with your Lesley email address and password
  3. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the window
  4. Click Office 365 Settings
  5. On the next page, click Settings on the left side of the window, and then select Software
  6. Make sure Office is selected on the left side of the window
  7. Click Install


  8. At the bottom of the screen, select run
  9. Follow the prompts and accept the license agreement
  10. When you see, "You're good to go," select All done.


Installing Office on an iPad

The Office apps on the iPad are split up into separate applications and don't come as a single installation like they do on a desktop computer. All of the apps are free to everyone, not just Office 365 subscribers (that's you). The benefit that you have over the general public is that once you download the apps, you can connect them with your Lesley account. This gives you the ability to sync and seamlessly access your content across all of your devices.

  1. Open the App Store app on your iPad
  2. Search for your desired app (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, etc.)
  3. Tap the Get button
  4. Once the download has completed, open the app
  5. If prompted to login to a Microsoft or Work account, choose Work and then log in with your Lesley email address and password
  6. If you have downloaded the OneDrive app, you'll need to select OneDrive for Business instead of OneDrive when prompted.


Frequently Asked Questions


What all do I get with Office 365?

In addition to having access to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote on your PC or MAC you can activate the clients on your iPad, iPhone, and Android phone, giving you access to edit and review your homework on the go. You also get 1TB of cloud storage through OneDrive. And if you're using a computer that doesn't have Office installed, you can access Office online through your browser.


How many computers can I install Office 365 on?

You can install Office on up to 10 PCs or Macs and up to 5 tablets.


What devices will Office 365 work on?

Office supports PC and Windows tablets running Windows 7 and higher, and Macs with OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads running iOS 7 or higher.


What happens when I graduate?

When you graduate, your Office 365 subscription through Lesley ends. Prior to graduation, you should transfer all of your files from your school OneDrive account to a personal OneDrive account.


Can I install Office for iPad?

Yes! This would count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your Lesley username and password.


Does this replace Office Home & Student?

No, Office Home & Student will continue to be sold to enable students at colleges and universities to use Office that do not have this Office 365 benefit.


If I recently purchased Office, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?

Unfortunately not, but when you graduate you'll get to continue using it!


If I have already installed Office 365 University on my computer, what will happen if I attempt to install this version of Office 365?

The office client supports having both an Office 365 personal account (what you used when you signed up for Office 365 University) and a school account (Your Lesley user name and password). Students will be able to remain signed in with both.