Microsoft Office for Windows

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 Microsoft Office for Windows using your Office 365 account:

  1. Login to Office 365 using your WUSTL Key at
  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 Office icons
  5. Run the downloaded Office setup file
  6. If prompted to allow the setup file to run, select Yes
  7. Follow the Office installation prompts to move through the install process
  8. If prompted to sign in during the install process:
    • Type your email address as:
      • If your WUSTL Key username matches the first part of your email address, enter:
      • If your WUSTL Key username differs from the first part of your email address, enter:
    • Select Organizational Account
    • Enter your WUSTL Key password
    • Click “Sign In”
  9. Although the installation process states that you can use Office during the installation, we recommend waiting until the install process has completed before attempting to open any Office apps
  10. Please note that the installation may take some time to complete, especially if you are installing while on a slow Internet connection