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Microsoft Office for faculty and staff

All current faculty and staff at Rutgers have the ability to download and install Microsoft Office on personal devices through Rutgers Connect.

The university’s agreements with Microsoft allow faculty and staff to install Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to five computers, five tablets, and five phones.

Faculty and staff may use the Microsoft Office software on personal devices. Please consult with your department’s IT support staff before installing Office on Rutgers-owned devices, as your department may have its own policies.

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Publisher (PC only) and Access (PC only) are included in each installation of a faculty/staff license for Office.

How to access Microsoft Office

To access this service, faculty and staff must log into their Rutgers Connect account.

For additional instructions on how to install Microsoft Office, please visit the How to Install webpage.

Microsoft Office mobile apps are also available to download for iOS and Android devices:

How long do I have the Microsoft Office products for?

All faculty and staff will have an active license to use Microsoft Office products while they are employed at Rutgers. Once a faculty or staff member departs the University, the license will expire. A faculty or staff member will have 30 days after losing the faculty/staff role before the Office applications go into a read-only mode with limited functionality.

Support and additional resources

For assistance accessing Microsoft Office products, please contact your local Help Desk.

For assistance with Microsoft Office, visit the Office 365 Training Center.

Additionally, training resources and video tutorials for Microsoft Office are available on LinkedIn Learning, which is free for Rutgers students. Learn more and sign up for LinkedIn Learning.