Microsoft Office 365 for Mac - Installation

This is a tutorial on how to download and install your Microsoft Office software while you are an active student. Please note your Office365 student license will expire upon graduation. For the Windows tutorial, click here.

Part 1:

Step 1.  Sign into your Office365 account with your Full Sail username (first part of your student email address) here:  


Step 2. Once signed in click on "Office 365" in the top left corner of the browser window.

Step 3. Once the page loads you will see the button that says "Install Now".  Click that button


***If you receive an error stating "Please contact your admin. it looks like they haven't assigned you a license for the Office desktop apps."


Go to:, type in your student e-mail address and proceed to log in. You will be able to download and install from there.***

Step 4. You will now be prompted to begin the download. This file is 1.1GB and depending on your internet connection speed can take some time to download

Step 5. Once the download is complete open the installer file from your downloads folder and begin the installation of the software. Follow the screenshots below to walk you through the installation section.

Part 2:

Step 1. Open any one of the applications associated with Office 2016 (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, or OneNote). For this tutorial, we used Word. The first window you will receive is the one pictured below. Click Get Started

Step 2. The next screens will ask you to sign into Office.  Signing in will take the place of needing a product key.  You will need to sign in using your Student Email.

Step 3. You will then be directed to the Full Sail University email login page.  You will log in using your Full Sail credentials that your normally use to access your courses and email. 

Step 5. Lastly, they will ask if you to choose a theme.  Once your theme is chosen you should now be able to access all of your Office software without any issues.

This will now be the last step to complete.  You will not have to sign in to use every program, once the sign in process is complete with one Application this will activate all applications within the Office for Mac 2016 bundle.


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