Microsoft Office for Mac OS X

NOTE: Microsoft Office apps installed through your Office 365 account will remain active as long as you remain a current student or employee.  Once you depart the University, your Office installation will need to be re-activated using a personal account or personal license key.

To install free Microsoft Office apps for Mac OS through your Office 365 account:

  1. Login to Office 365 using your WUSTL Key email.wustl.edu/mail
  2. Click on the small Gear icon at the top-right, Go down to the last section near the bottom labeled Your app settings and select Office 365 Settings
  3. In the middle of the Office 365 settings page, click Install Software
  4. The Software page will display a list of Office Applications – click the Install button located below the icons
  5. Wait for the Office for Mac download to complete – it may take several minutes or longer if you are on a slower Internet connection
  6. Once the download is complete, open the file from your “Downloads” folder
  7. Open the “Office Installer” icon that is displayed
  8. Follow the Office installation prompts to move through the install process
  9. If prompted to login and activate:
    • Select Sign into an existing Office 365 Subscription
    • Type your email address as:
      • If your WUSTL Key username matches the first part of your @wustl.edu email address, enter: yourwustlkey@wustl.edu
      • If your WUSTL Key username differs from the first part of your @wustl.edu email address, enter: yourwustlkey@email.wustl.edu
    • Select Organizational Account
    • Enter your email address again
    • Enter your WUSTL Key password
    • Click “Sign In”
  10. If prompted to allow the Office assistant access to your contacts, select Ok
  11. When prompted to personalize your copy of Office, enter your first and last name, then click Continue
  12. Select whether you would like to have Office automatically update and if you want to participate in the Office improvement program, then click Continue
  13. When you first open an Office app, you may be prompted to install updates – we recommend that you install any updates that are available