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Fordham University provides free Microsoft Office 365 to all Fordham students and employees. To initiate access, go to the Microsoft Office 365 Online Account Sign Up channel on either the Student or Employee tab at and follow the prompts. Or you can access it by going to the My Apps tab at and click Login to Microsoft Office 365.

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:

A) Sign up for Microsoft Office 365 Online

  1. Go to your Student or Employee tab at
  2. In the channel “Microsoft Office Online Account Sign Up,” click on the link and follow the prompts. After you opt in, a confirmation will be sent to your Fordham email.

B) Access Microsoft Office 365 to download or use online
For quick access to all MS Office 365 apps, click on the blue "O365" icon on the banner at My.Fordham.

Or, go to the My Apps tab, find the channel for Microsoft Office 365, click on the link, and follow the prompts to access online.

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.

If 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 following these steps:

  1. In your Student or Faculty tab at My.Fordham, go to the Microsoft Office 365 channel and click on the link.
  2. Click on "Other installs," in the upper right-hand corner. The new window that appears will recommend which version of Office to download.
  3. Click on "Review system requirements." In the new window that appears, follow the prompts for setting up your computer for the installation. If Office needs to be uninstalled first, instructions will appear for doing so.

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 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 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.