Install Microsoft Office 365 for Mac on Personally-Owned Computers


Current WVU students, current employees and emeritus employees can download Microsoft Office for their personally-owned computers through the University's Office 365 license. The software can be installed on five computers and five mobile devices. When a student or employee leaves WVU, the software will cease to function, and a license purchase will be necessary. This is also the case for non-emeritus retirees.

HSC employees can find instructions for downloading applications on the HSC Office 365 Resources page.

Please be sure you have claimed your Login account prior to attempting to install Microsoft Office ProPlus. You can do so at


  1. Go to

  2. Enter your WVU Login username and password, then click LOGIN.

  3. Confirm that the correct version of Office is shown and click Install now.

    • WVU employees need to click the settings gear in the upper-right corner of the window. Choose Office 365 and then Software to see similar options.

    • If you do not have the option to install Microsoft Office, it may be that your account is not licensed for it. If you believe this to be in error, please contact the ITS Service Desk for assistance.

  4. When the download is finished, open the .pkg and follow the prompts to install the software.

You will be prompted to enter your WVU Login credentials and authenticate with Duo when installing or running Office applications.

Note: During the installation process, or when you first run an Office application, you may be prompted to enter an email address and a password. Enter your WVU Login username followed by when asked for an email address and use your Login password for the password. Although WVU student email addresses end in, students should use for installation. This is a special username for activating your license, and is not an email address that can be used elsewhere.


If you are able to install the software, but the system is not allowing you to authenticate, try rebooting and reinstalling Office ProPlus. View the Uninstall Office for Mac Microsoft support article to learn more about the process.


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