Through Lesley, all current and active students, faculty, staff, and adjunct faculty are eligible to download and install Microsoft Office on their personal computers and tablets while they are attending or working at Lesley.



Installing Office for Mac

  1. Go to http://www.lesley.edu/office365.
  2. Log in with your Lesley email address and password
  3. Click the right arrow next to Install Office near the top right of the window.
  4. Click Office 365 apps.
  5. Click OK in the window that pops up notifying you that you have chosen to open Microsoft Office.
  6. Open the Office .pkg file in your Downloads folder and follow the steps to install Office.
  7. Accept the license agreement and enter your Mac password to start installing.
  8. To activate Office, sign in with your Lesley email address and password.



Installing Office for Windows

  1. Go to http://www.lesley.edu/office365.
  2. Log in with your Lesley email address and password
  3. Click the right arrow next to Install Office near the top right of the window.
  4. Click Office 365 apps.
  5. Click Run from the bottom of the page that opens.
  6. Click Yes to start installing.
  7. After installation, start Office and sign in with your Lesley email address and password.



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 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 work on the go. You also get 1 TB 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 5 PCs or Macs.


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 or leaving employment at Lesley, you should transfer all of your files from your school OneDrive account to a personal OneDrive account. Here is a link to an article that tells you how to get a discount on Microsoft Office for graduating students.


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 or no longer work at Lesley, 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.