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Student Advantage

University of Georgia students have free access to Office 365 ProPlus through the Microsoft Student Advantage program.

Students may download and install the latest, full version of Office 365 ProPlus on up to five of their personal devices (computers, tablets or phones) with Windows or Mac operating systems.

To install Office 365 ProPlus on desktops, students should log in to their web-based UGAMail account (ugamail.uga.edu) and click on the gear (Settings) icon at the top-right menu. After clicking on Office 365 Settings, students may click Software to begin the installation process.

To install Office 365 ProPlus on mobile devices, go to the App Store or Google Play to find the applications and enter your UGAMail account information.

The EITS Help Desk wiki has step-by-step instructions for installing Office 365 ProPlus for PCs and Macs, along with mobile devices.

The following Office 365 ProPlus applications are available through the Student Advantage program:

Desktop Operating Systems

Software

Windows

Mac

Access

Yes

No

Excel

Yes

Yes

OneNote

Yes

No*

Outlook

Yes

Yes

PowerPoint

Yes

Yes

Publisher

Yes

No

Word

Yes

Yes

*Available for free in the App Store

Mobile Device Operating Systems

Software

iPhone

iPad

Android

Windows Mobile

Office for iPad

No

Yes

No

No

Office Mobile

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

      Excel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

      Word

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

      PowerPoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneNote

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Where can I get instructions to download and install Office 365 ProPlus?

The EITS Help Desk wiki has step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing Office 365 ProPlus via the web-based UGAMail.

Instructions are available for Windows and Apple operating systems, along with mobile devices.

Is this a fully-functioning version of Office 365 ProPlus? Can I use it offline?

Yes, this is the latest version of Office 365 ProPlus with complete functionality. You can install Office 365 ProPlus directly to your device without having to connect to the Internet for access. However, students must connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days to for an automatic check of their license eligibility.

How long does a UGA student have access to Office 365 ProPlus?

UGA students have access to their Office 365 ProPlus license while they remain eligible to enroll in classes, which is currently about 16 months after they leave the University. After that, students will have read-only access to their Microsoft files. They may decide to purchase the Office 365 ProPlus on their own. Students must login to the Internet once at least every 30 days for an automatic check of their license eligibility.

I recently purchased Microsoft Office for my personal use. Can I be reimbursed?

No. You purchased a consumer product. Office 365 ProPlus is available through UGA’s existing license with Microsoft.

Where can I get help for installing Office 365 ProPlus?

For installation assistance, contact the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106 or helpdesk@uga.edu. The EITS Help Desk also has step-by-step instructions for installing Office 365 ProPlus on Windows and Apple operating systems, along with mobile devices, on its wiki.

Once you have installed Office 365 ProPlus, the EITS Help Desk does not support technical questions about the applications. Instead, contact Microsoft at support.microsoft.com.

Can faculty or staff members download Office 365 ProPlus for free?

No. This new service is only available to UGA students through the Microsoft Student Advantage program.

Faculty and staff may purchase a discounted four-year subscription to Office 365 University via the online Microsoft Store for $79.99. Office 365 University may be installed on two devices for PCs, Macs or tablets. Office 365 University includes the latest, full applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype and OneDrive.

How can faculty and staff install iPad for Office?

Microsoft offers Office for iPad for free with read-only access. To edit and create documents, users must purchase an Office 365 subscription.

You can purchase a discounted four-year subscription to Office 365 University via the online Microsoft Store for $79.99.