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The Division of Information Technology

Office 365 for students

University Technology Services is pleased to announce that Microsoft Office is now available to all students free of charge. You will now be able to work in the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more. You can install your Office 365 on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, plus five tablets (including iPad). All work can be saved online in OneDrive so it can be accessed no matter which device is being used. You can use this Office 365 subscription for as long as you are a student at the University of South Carolina.

To get Microsoft Office follow these simple steps:

  1. Office 365 – Log in to Office 365 online at
  2. Log in with your University email address (i.e. and network password. Your email inbox will be displayed.
  3. To download Microsoft Office choose Settings (gear icon in top right corner), Office 365 settings and Software. Follow the prompts to install Office.

You will use your USC email account to sign in. If you need assistance, contact the Service Desk at or (803) 777-1800.