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Fordham University provides free Microsoft Office 365 to all Fordham students and employees. To initiate access, go to fordham.edu, select 'Log in to the Portal' at the top, and authenticate with your Fordham credentials. Select the 'My Apps' page at the top (desktop view) or the three line menu icon (tablet view) at the top-right of the screen. Scroll to Global Apps then click on the Office 365 channel and follow the prompts. 

For installs on mobile devices, follow the links for Apple devices and Android devices.

Improve your skills with Offce and other Microsoft tools by taking courses at Microsoft Imagine Academy also available in "My Apps."

Do not download Microsoft Office resources to any University-owned device.

If you have questions, contact IT Customer Care. 

To get your Microsoft Office 365 follow these two steps:

Access Microsoft Office 365 to download or use online

Go to fordham.edu, select 'Log in to the Portal' at the top, and authenticate with your Fordham credentials. Select the 'My Apps' page at the top (desktop view) or the three line menu icon (tablet view) at the top-right of the screen. Scroll to Global Apps then click on the Office 365 channel and follow the prompts.  

Faculty and students have the option of downloading a copy to their computer by going to the MS Office channel on the My Apps tab at My.Fordham. Everyone is encouraged, however, to use the online version.

If you are planning to download Office and your Windows device has an existing installation of Office that was not acquired from Fordham, you may need to uninstall the program before downloading a new version. Find out if you need to do so by calling IT Customer Care.

Do not download MS Office to a University-issued computer.

Microsoft Office includes the following resources:

Access (Windows only) Tables, queries, forms, reports and more enable you to build databases and web apps. MS support for Access.

Excel (Mac and Windows) Create spreadsheets and workbooks. MS support for Excel.

OneDrive (available with Microsoft Office Online) Free online storage. Sync, share, and save your Office files and access them across all your devices. MS support for OneDrive. If you use OneDrive to save Fordham data, please consult the Data Classification Guidelines and Fordham University’s Data Classification and Protection Policy. The policy applies to all data produced, collected, stored, or used by University employees, student workers, consultants and agents during their relationship with the University.

OneNote (Mac and Windows, requires OneDrive, which can be accessed via Microsoft Office Online) Create notebooks online and access them from any device. Use OneDrive to take notes, create to-do lists, and collaborate. MS support for OneNote.

Outlook (Mac and Windows) A personal information manager for email (Visit fordham.edu/email for instructions on how to configure Outlook with Fordham Gmail. ), tasks, contacts. Outlook also includes a calendar and a place for note-taking. MS support for Outlook.

PowerPoint (Mac and Windows) Create presentations and slide shows. MS support for PowerPoint.

Publisher (Mac and Windows) Essential tools for entry-level desktop publishing. MS support for Publisher.

Skype (Windows only) Participate in video and web conferencing, and IM chats. MS support for Skype.

Teams is a collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. MS Support for Teams

Word (Mac and Windows) Create text-based documents. Graphics, tables, shapes, and other desktop publishing features included. MS support for Word.

Activating MS Office on Windows Devices

When you login to a Microsoft product or service, you'll do so using your Fordham credentials on Microsoft's Fordham-branded login page.

If you are asked during the authentication process to "Stay signed in to all your apps," do the following:

  1. Uncheck the box that says "Allow my organization to manage my device."
  2. Select OK on the lower right-hand corner. (Do not select "No, sign in to this app only.")

Below is a screenshot of the page with the box to uncheck

If you have questions about the login process, please contact IT Customer Care.

Screenshot of Microsoft pop-up in which