Office 365 for Education

The University of Delaware is participating in the Microsoft Office 365 for Education program which allows students and employees to download Microsoft Office at no charge. Students may continue to use Office as long as they remain enrolled in classes at the University, and employees may use the software as long as they are employed at the University. (Restrictions below)

UD students and employees can download Office using the Microsoft Office 365 Portal, App Store (Apple iOS devices), or Google Play Store (Android phones). (Directions below)

Note: We currently block Central Exchange access through Outlook on Android and iOS (iPad, iPod, iPhone) devices as the current version of Outlook for those devices requires email to be managed by a third party and therefore presents an increased security risk.

What's included

Different applications are included in Office 365 for Education depending on the computer or device you are using.

Windows computers

Mac OS X computers, iPads

Windows phones, Android phones, and iPhones


Note: Only Office Web applications are available for Android tablets.

Windows RT tablets


Note: Microsoft Office is included on RT Tablets.

Directions

Installation for Windows and Mac OS X Computers

  1. Proceed to the  Microsoft Office 365 Portal
  2. If you see a window asking you to choose your Office 365 account or your Organizational Account, choose Organizational Account.
  3. Fill in your username as UDelNetID@udel.edu, then press the TAB or ENTER key. For example, johndoe@udel.edu.
  4. In the popup-window, type UdelNetID@udel.edu and your UDelNet (UD email) password as indicated.
    NOTE: If the correct password is not accepted on this screen, go to the Network Page and change your password. You can even change it to what it currently is. Changing your password will cause the Office 365 for Education program to recognize your password the next time you attempt to log in.
  5. Select Install, then follow the prompts.

Installation for iOS devices and Android phones

The applications can be installed from the left side of the Microsoft Office 365 Portal.

Installation notes

  • Each eligible person may install Office on up to 5 devices, and devices can be deactivated using the Microsoft Office 365 Portal.
  • The procedures outlined above only need to be followed once for each computer or device on which Office is installed.
  • Microsoft Office applications update automatically.

Restrictions on use

  • When a student is no longer enrolled in classes, Office applications will stop working on the student's computer or device but the files created by the student will remain on the computer or device.
  • This program is available for faculty- and employee-owned systems until such time that the individual is no longer employed by UD. Office applications will stop working on the employee's computer or device but the files created by the employee will remain on the computer or device.
  • This program is not available for University-owned systems.
  • Microsoft licenses for University use are referenced at the UDeploy Web site.