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Microsoft Office for students

Rutgers provides free access to various Microsoft Office products for all current students. Every student can install Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Office Online, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to five computers, five tablets, and five phones. Please note that Publisher and Access are available only for Windows computers.

How to access Microsoft Office

To access this service, students should visit and log in with their address and their NetID password. Please note: RBHS students and students who have access to Protected Health Information (PHI) must use their Rutgers Connect account to install their licenses of Microsoft Office. 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 students will have an active license to use Microsoft Office products while they are enrolled at Rutgers. Once a student graduates or departs the University, the student license will expire.

If you have received a closure notice about losing your Microsoft Office account then it’s highly recommended that you review your use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and other products and transfer any important information to a new location. This includes any items that may be saved in OneDrive. These files should be moved to your own personal storage service. While you may not have access to Microsoft Office products moving forward, this account closure will not impact other email services. Alumni may be entitled to continuing email services on ScarletMail.

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.