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. Click Install now to view and choose an installation option: 

    • Office 365 apps - This option will begin downloading a .pkg file to install the latest version of Office 365. 

    • Other install options - This option will take you to your profile where you can view your personal info, subscriptions, security settings, and view and manage installations. Click View apps & devices to view and manage any devices you've installed Office 365 on or install Office 365 on your computer. System requirements for installing Office 365 can be found on this Microsoft support page.  

    • Note: If you do not have the option to install Microsoft Office, it may be possible 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.

  5. You will be prompted to enter your WVU Login credentials when you first log into Office. If you are prompted with a Stay signed in to all apps dialog box, uncheck the Allow my organization to manage my device option and click No, sign in to this app only.  

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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