Microsoft Office 365 Education


Office 365 is a subscription-style plan that includes access to the full suite of applications including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Publisher
  • Access
  • OneDrive storage

Office 365 can be installed on up to five devices including Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Note that not all software is compatible on all platforms.


Free to current students, faculty, and staff.


Faculty Staff Students
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To initiate an account, users must first reset their myBama password. If you have recently reset your password or you are a new student, this is not required. It may take up to 3 hours after resetting your password to sync with Office 365, though it is normally much quicker.

Users can access Office 365 Education software and benefits through the Microsoft Office 365 portal. Students should login using their Crimson email address as the username ( myBama password. Faculty and staff should login using their e-mail ( address as the username and myBama password.

Visit the Office 365 Portal

To install Office on your computer, follow the instructions and click “Install Now.” To install Office 365 apps on your mobile devices, visit the respective applications store. Once the app is installed, login to Office 365 within the app using your myBama User ID as described above.

OIT supports the installation of Office 365; however, OIT does not offer support for individual applications. To see application tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit

Eligiblity and Cost

Office 365 is provided free of charge to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on University-owned and personal machines and devices.

Software obtained through the Office 365 Education plan has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however, users must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program.  Upon graduation, separation, retirement or otherwise exiting the University, subscriptions will end. Office 365 Education is provided as a benefit of the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Software Information

View Frequently Asked Questions about Office 365.