Student Services: How to Install Office 365 for Students


This article will show you how to install Office 365 for Students on your computer. 


Current MVCC students are eligible to receive Microsoft Office 365! To be eligible, you must provide your email address. Students can access this software without having to contact any staff or faculty. The license is covered by Moraine Valley's site license which allows students to access this software. You will be prompted to create a Microsoft account upon registration.

Please remember to save documents to either One Drive, a flash drive, or your desktop. Do not save documents on campus computers as they may get deleted upon rebooting. 


These are the steps that must be followed to install Office 365 for Students.

Step 1:  Visit and click "login" at the top.



Step 2:  Click on "Student email" within the dropdown menu.


Step 3:  Enter your username and password for your Moraine Valley student account.



Step 4:  Click on  "Students". 



Step 5:  Once you are in the portal, select "Student Email". It is located in the "Applications" menu. 


Step 6:  You will now be directed to Microsoft Outlook email.  Click the Office 365 button at the top left. 



Step 7:  Uncheck the two checkboxes stating "make Bing your search engine" and "make MSN your browser homepage". 



Step 8:  DO NOT click on "Install Now".  Click on "Other installs". This will allow you to specifically pick sections of Microsoft Office to install. For example: Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.  This will install the entire Microsoft Office suite. 



Step 9: Click on "Install" and follow the directions carefully. 



Step 10: Read the on-screen instructions carefully. If you have an old version of Microsoft Office installed, you may want to uninstall it before proceeding with the new installation.  Depending on your Internet connection, it may take a while to download and install the programs. 


Step 11: You may use this Microsoft Office 365 license through the duration at Moraine Valley Community College. This copy of Microsoft Office 365 will deactivate once you are no longer an active Moraine Valley Community College student and you will be offered an opportunity to purchase a Microsoft Office 365 subscription.


Additional Resources

Please contact the Help Desk at (708) 608-4357 for assistance.




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