Office 365: Install on a Personal Computer

Access to Microsoft Office is only available to current Columbus State Students and Employees. New students can install Office on a personal computer beginning on the first day of the semester. This software will include offline access to popular programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more! When you are no longer enrolled in CSCC courses or stop receiving a CSCC paycheck, the Office 365 applications installed on your device become inactive.

If you do not want to download the desktop applications of Office, you can use the web applications instead.

Video Instructions:

New Students - You can install Office on a personal computer through your CSCC email account beginning on the first day of the semester.

Written Instructions:

1. To download, open a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.

2. Navigate to

3. Once you are on the Sign in screen, log in using your email address.

  • Student -  

  • Employee -

sign in screen with CSCC image and branding

4. Enter your password to log in (this is the same password as for Self-Service and Blackboard).

  • If you are enrolled in multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Office 365, you will now be presented with the request for additional information. Select your preferred method to receive the MFA request.

    Duo push screen. You can choose a device, then select "Send me a push" or "enter a passcode"

5. Click the Install Office button to download the desktop applications, or click the chevron next to it for more options.

"Install office" button shows in the upper-right corner of the screen

6. Let the installer download, then open the installer and follow the installation wizard to complete the install.

For device specific installation instructions, click on your operating system below:

Other resources

Once you have Office 365 installed, check out these other resources to learn more about Microsoft Office software:

IT Help

Click on IT Help Home in the top menu at any time to view IT Support hours and contact information.
To learn more about using the IT Help Homepage, see the article on Remote and In-Person Support.

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