What should I know about free Microsoft Office at Wayne State? (FAQs)

Currently registered students and select Wayne State University employees are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program.

 

Who can install and use the free Office 365 products?

All students registered for classes within the last year at Wayne State University. Faculty and Staff that are taking classes are included in this eligibility. All employees except FP&M Grounds, Parking, Retirees, Volunteer Faculty and those with only Guest IDs or GroupIDs are also eligible.

 

Is there any cost to download and run the full versions of Office?

No. The software is free of charge.

 

How do I download and install the full versions of Office?

Just login to Wayne Connect in your web browser at connect.wayne.edu and click Install to get started. Full instructions are available at go.wayne.edu/office.

 

What are common issues with installation?

  • The Microsoft servers are very busy and your installation may take a long time. Try again at a different time.
  • If you have a trial copy or a full copy of Microsoft Office on your computer it may conflict with the installation. If you have a trial version of Microsoft Office you should uninstall everything and retry.  If you have a full version of Office, verify you have your original product key or login, then uninstall the old copy and try installation again.

How many copies of the software can I install?

Eligible users can install the software on up to five computers.

 

What Operating Systems and devices can I install the Office products on?

This program is compatible with Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. There are also apps for for mobile devices running Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

 

Will I be able to keep the copy of Office once I graduate or leave WSU?

Office 365 will expire one year from when you were last registered for courses at WSU.