Free Office 365 for Personal Devices


John Carroll’s Microsoft Office license agreement allows JCU ITS to make Office 365 available at NO COST to all JCU Faculty/Staff and Students. The license allows you to install Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 personal computers (PCs or Macs).


  • Office 365 is only available to you while you are current faculty/staff and students at John Carroll. If you leave the University, your copy of Office 365 will stop working.
  • JCU's license does not include the online versions of the Office apps.
  • OneDrive and Teams are not included.
  • Some apps, like Access, can only be installed on Windows computers.

Install Office on a Computer

Installation Video

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your JCU email address ( and your campus domain password (the same password that you use to log into university computers or Canvas).
  3. Click Install Office in the top right of the webpage, then choose the Office 365 apps option. You will be prompted to save an installer file from Microsoft to your computer. After the download completes, launch the file to begin the installation.
  4. You will activate the software by logging into an Office app using your JCU email address and campus domain password (the same as step 1).


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