Get Microsoft Office for FREE!
The Office of Technology has worked with Microsoft to give Microsoft Office for FREE to all current students, faculty and staff!
Students can download Microsoft Office for FREE on up to 5 devices (PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Windows tablets, etc.). Faculty and staff are also eligible to download Microsoft Office for FREE for personal devices, but should contact Technical Support if Microsoft Office is required for College devices which require a different license.
How to Download Microsoft Office
Please follow the instructions below:
Visit the Microsoft website and click the "Find out if you're eligible" button.
Sign up for Office 365 Education with your college email address and click "Sign up". Please visit the Webmail page if you have questions about your college email address.
Student College Email Example: email@example.com
Faculty/Staff College Email Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft will send an email (Time to complete Office 365 Education signup) to your college email address. Open the email and click the "Complete Office 365 Education signup" link. A new page will pop up in your Internet browser.
Complete the online form on the Office 365 Education website. You will be asked to provide the following info:
- First name
- Last name
- Create password *
- Date of birth
*IMPORTANT: The password you create will only work with your Office 365 Education account. If you choose to use the same password as your RCGC password, which is not recommended, the password will not be linked to your RCGC account. If you encounter problems accessing your Office 365 Education account or forget the associated password you must to contact Microsoft for technical support. RCGC Technical Support will not be able to help you.
Once you have completed the signup process, you will be given the option to install the Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote). You can also visit Office.com/GetOffice365 and sign in again later from another device to download Office.
Please contact Technical Support if you have any questions about this process.