How to get Microsoft Office from the Hofstra Portal

Students and faculty get a free Office 365 subscription, which allows you to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on up to 5 tablets or phones. Office 365 includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional Office products (Microsoft Visio, Project, and Access) can be downloaded through Microsoft Imagine.
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  1. Open up the Hofstra Portal and sign in.

  2. Click on the “My Apps” grid icon on the top right bar and click on the “MS Office” icon.


  3. A new page should be opened. Click on the “Click here” link on the page.


  4. A page from Microsoft’s site should appear. Enter your student/employee email into the textbox and click “Sign up”.


  5. You will be redirected to a sign in page where you will sign in with the Microsoft account associated with your student/employee email address.


  6. You can now install Microsoft Office applications by clicking “Install Office apps” as shown below