Microsoft 365: Install on a Personal Computer

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office) is a collection of productivity software, giving you offline access to popular programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more!

  • If you do not want to download and install the desktop version of an app, you can web version instead. See the article, Microsoft 365: Online Access.

Who has access?

Access to Microsoft 365 is only available to current Columbus State Students and Employees. New students can install Microsoft apps on a personal computer beginning on the first day of the semester. When you are no longer enrolled in CSCC courses or stop receiving a CSCC paycheck, the Microsoft 365 applications installed on your device become inactive.

How do I install Microsoft 365?

Video Instructions:

New Students - You can install Microsoft 365 apps 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 - username@cscc.edusign 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).

5. Click the Install Apps button, then Microsoft 365 apps."Install apps" 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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