Western students, staff, and faculty have free access to the entire Microsoft Office suite, for use both on campus workstations and home systems.
Western's agreement with Microsoft includes versions of Office for PC and Mac systems, as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The Office suite includes:
Your Office 365 account provides you with 10 licenses, allowing you to install Office on all of your home computers and mobile devices.
Microsoft Office is available to all Western students, staff, and faculty.
The manner by which you obtain Office depends on where you want to use it:
To download Office on your PC or Mac at home – or on a PC or Mac laptop that you take between home and campus – complete the following steps:
Note: For grad students, staff, and faculty wanting Office on their campus computers, see the next option below. Do not use your personal Office licenses for your campus systems.
If you are a grad student, staff member, or faculty member in the Computer Science Department wanting to install Office on a campus system that remains on campus at all times, please contact us, as we can arrange to install Office on your computer in a manner that does not use one of your personal licenses.
Note: If you want Office installed on a laptop that you take off campus, you must use one of your personal licenses, as detailed in the option above.
You can download the individual Office apps from the App Store. Visit Microsoft's Office for iOS page for more information on the apps available to you and to obtain the download links.
You can download the individual Office apps from Google Play. Visit Microsoft's Office for Android page for more information on the apps available to you and to obtain the download links.
The Office suite does not include these applications. Computer Science students, staff, and faculty can obtain Project and Visio through the Microsoft Imagine program.