Western Carolina University provides Microsoft Office to every enrolled student free of charge.  Office 365 includes the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. As long as you’re a student at WCU, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)

  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing

  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software 

To get your Office 365, visit http://help.wcu.edu and search for 365.  Follow the simple instructions for Mac, Windows, Android, or iPad.  You will need your student email account to sign in.  If you have any trouble, contact the IT Help Desk or visit us at the Technology Commons on the ground floor of Hunter Library.

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

What happens when I graduate?

When you graduate, your Office 365 subscription through WCU ends upon graduation. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available. You should make sure to transfer all your files from your school OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to graduation.

What does Office 365 ProPlus include?

Office 365 ProPlus comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more. Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service and allows each student to install on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets and access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones).

Can students install Office for iPad through Student Advantage Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, this would count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets.

How do I deactivate an installation on a PC or a Mac?

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

In your student email account, Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer from which you want to deactivate the installation.