Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop productivity applications that is designed specifically by Microsoft for business use. It is a proprietary product of Microsoft Corporation and was first released in 1990. For decades, MS Office has been a dominant model in delivering modern office-related document-handling software environments.

Microsoft Office is available in 35 different languages and is supported by Windows, Mac and most Linux variants.

Saint Mary's University has a Campus Agreement with Microsoft for annual licensing of selected software products. Details about the license and the products included follow: 

  • Applications covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement include: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, Skype for Business).  Also, includes MS Office for MAC Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote). 

  • Faculty and staff who are the primary users of the office computer where the Office suite is installed, may install a copy on up to 5 devices (Office 365). This applies to applications software only (i.e.: word, excel, etc.), not operating systems such as Windows 10. 

  • Microsoft Office Suite is installed on all lab computers on campus available for use by students/staff/faculty.

For students only, to setup Microsoft Office Suite on personal computers:

  1. Go to
  2. Provide your student email address: e.g;
  3. Provide your email password (same as your S-Number password)
  4. To download the MS Office suite,
  5. Click the "Install Office" button found on the right side of the Office365 home screen as shown in the image below, then click "Office 365 apps" and follow the instructions thereafter.



For staff and faculty only, to setup Microsoft Office Suite on your personal devices, follow the steps in the 'students only' section above. To install MS Office on your SMU's work computer, please email to obtain the installation file and instructions. Please include your computer's asset tag in the email. 

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