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Office 365 – Licensing, Installation, and Activation

UVM subscribes to a Microsoft volume licensing program for the most commonly used Microsoft software. Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions is an annual subscription licensing program for Microsoft software.

Our EES agreement includes the Student Advantage and the Employee Advantage programs, which offer Microsoft Office at no charge to current UVM students, Faculty, and Staff for personal use on up to five devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets.

NOTE:

Former Students, Retired Faculty and Staff, Emeriti Faculty, and Affiliated Org Employees DO NOT qualify for Office 365 licensing through EES.

Please use the appropriate guide below to install Office 365 on your device.

Windows - Install Office 365

  1. Navigate to https://go.uvm.edu/getoffice
    • If prompted, login with your UVM NetID and password.
  2. From the Office 365 landing page, click the Install Office apps button located in the upper right corner of the page. From the menu that appears, select Office 365 apps.
  3. The installer will begin downloading to your computer. When the download completes, locate and launch the installer.
  4. When the installation of Office 2016 has finished, click the button and search for Word.

    NOTE:

    You should be done! Windows installations of Office 365 are usually activated automatically. However, if activation is required please proceed to Step 5

  5. Enter your email address in the following NetID@uvm.edu format.
    NOTE:

    In order for Office to activate, you MUST enter your email address in NetID@uvm.edu format. Using your Firstname.Lastname@uvm.edu email alias will NOT work.



    • If prompted, specify that the account type you’re using is a Work or school account.
  6. You’ll be redirected to the UVM WebAuth page. Enter your UVM NetID and password to authenticate.
  7. That’s it! Your Office 365 license should have successfully activated all Office 2016 apps installed on your PC.

macOS - Install Office 365

  1. Navigate to https://go.uvm.edu/getoffice
    • If prompted, login with your UVM NetID and password.
  2. From the Office 365 landing page, click the Install Office apps button located in the upper right corner of the page. From the menu that appears, select Office 365 apps.
  3. The installer will begin downloading to your computer. When the download completes, locate and launch the installer.
  4. When the installation of Office 2016 has finished, navigate to your Applications folder and open any Office 2016 application (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc…)
  5. Activation is required the first time you launch an Office 365 licensed app. To activate your Office apps, click the Get started button.
  6. Click the Sign In button.
  7. Enter your email address in the following NetID@uvm.edu format.
    NOTE:

    In order for Office to activate, you MUST enter your email address in NetID@uvm.edu format. Using your Firstname.Lastname@uvm.edu email alias will NOT work.



    • If prompted, specify that the account type you’re using is a Work or school account.
  8. You’ll be redirected to the UVM WebAuth page. Enter your UVM NetID and password to authenticate.
  9. That’s it! Your Office 365 license should have successfully activated all Office 2016 apps installed on your Mac.

iOS - Install Office 365

This guide will show steps for installing Microsoft Excel. These steps can be repeated to install other Office apps on your iOS devices.

  1. Install Microsoft Excel from the Apple AppStore.
  2. Once installed, open the Excel app.
  3. Enter your email address in the following NetID@uvm.edu format.
    NOTE:

    In order for Office to activate, you MUST enter your email address in NetID@uvm.edu format. Using your Firstname.Lastname@uvm.edu email alias will NOT work.



  4. You’ll be redirected to the UVM WebAuth page. Enter your UVM NetID and password to authenticate.
  5. That’s it! The iOS Excel app should have successfully activated. Repeat the above steps to all other Office apps you wish to install (Word, Powerpoint, etc…)

Android - Install Office 365

This guide will show steps for installing Microsoft Excel. These steps can be repeated to install other Office apps on your Android devices.

  1. Install Microsoft Excel from the GooglePlay store.
  2. Once installed, open the Excel app.
  3. You’ll be asked to Allow Excel access to photos, media, and files on your device. If editing files stored on your device, you’ll want to select ALLOW

  4. You’ll also be asked to allow Excel access to your contacts. Choose whichever option fits your Excel needs.
  5. Enter your email address in the following NetID@uvm.edu format.
    NOTE:

    In order for Office to activate, you MUST enter your email address in NetID@uvm.edu format. Using your Firstname.Lastname@uvm.edu email alias will NOT work.



    • If prompted, specify that the account type you’re using is a Work or school account.
  6. You’ll be redirected to the UVM WebAuth page. Enter your UVM NetID and password to authenticate.
  7. That’s it! The Android Excel app should have successfully activated. Repeat the above steps to all other Office apps you wish to install (Word, Powerpoint, etc…)

Updated on August 15, 2019

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