Upgrade or Install Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office Office 365 is now available for faculty, staff, and students. If you wish to upgrade to Office 365, please follow these instructions.

You must uninstall any current version of Microsoft Office from your device in order to proceed with the below installation. Make sure you retain a copy of the current Microsoft Office license or product key before uninstalling.

Additionally, RightFax WILL NOT WORK with Outlook.

Downloading Office 365 through www.elon.edu/office365 allows the user's to install Microsoft Office 365 up to five (5) times for free. 

1.) Go to www.elon.edu/office365.

2.) Use your Elon username and password to log in.

3.) On the right, click 'Install Office' then 'Install software' .
An image of Microsoft Office installation  

An image of Microsoft Office installation

4.) Click 'Save File'.

An image of the save file prompt.

5.) Launch the file and click 'Run'.

An image of the run prompt.

6.) Office will begin installing in the background. DO NOT GO OFFLINE OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.

An image of Office installing in the background

7.) When available, click 'Next' on the Office screen.

An image of the Office start screen.

8.) On the next screen, select if you'd like to provide Office feedback or not and click 'Accept' to accept the User Agreement.

An image of the recommended settings screen and user acceptance.

9.) A tutorial will launch - View, or click 'Next'.

The first screen of the Office OneDrive tutorial.

10.) Select your Office theme and click 'Next'.

An image of the select theme screen for Office.

11.) Next, decide if you'd like a closer look at Office 365 (a more in-depth tutorial of new features) or click 'No, thanks'.

An image of the Office tour

12.) Office 365 may still be installing - You can use your programs now.

An image of Office installing

13.) This message will display when Office 365 has finished installing - Click 'All done!'

An image of the Office completion prompt.

14.) You can find Office 365 by navigating to Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office 365


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