Microsoft Office

Portland State University students, faculty, and staff can obtain the Microsoft Office suite (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) for free by following the directions in the Download the software section of this page. After leaving PSU, students have a grace period of one year, and employees have a grace period of 24 hours, until their Microsoft account and the Microsoft Office suite is disabled.

Note Professors emeriti must request their departments grant them affiliate status if they want to use Microsoft Office on their personal computers.

Download the software

  1. Visit the Microsoft account portal and sign in using your email.
  2. On the Portland State University Single Sign-On page, enter your Odin username and password. 
  3. Select Install Office, then select Other install options from the menu.
  4. Select Install Office.
  5. Follow the on-screen directions to complete installation on your computer.

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Further resources

Contact the Helpdesk for assistance, or more information about your options to obtain Microsoft Office.