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Microsoft Office 365 Education

About Office 365 Education

Office 365 Education is the Microsoft Office 365 suite available at no cost to students, faculty, and staff at UMass Amherst. Eligible members of the university community can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on up to 5 devices (Windows or Mac) and Office apps on mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads. The program also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage. Office 365 Education on Windows also includes Publisher and Access. 

Eligibility: UMass Amherst students, faculty, staff, and retirees with active SPIRE accounts are eligible for Office 365 Education. Students who have recently graduated and have an active SPIRE account are also eligible. 

Starting on January 2, 2018, Office 365 is available to members of the campus community via the same web portal. More...

Important note: If you used OneDrive through the university in 2017, be sure to transfer your files to your new Office 365 account before January 31, 2018. How to move documents to your new OneDrive account.


Download & Install Office 365 Education

  1. (If applicable) Uninstall any Office trial versions on your device before installing Office 365 Education.
  2. Navigate to in your web browser and sign in using:
    • Username:
    • Password: SPIRE password
  3. Click Install Office Apps in the upper right and then click Office 365 apps.
    What the Install Office button looks like at
  4. Wait for the download to finish, and then run the downloaded installer.

System Requirements | Installation Troubleshooting Tips