How Do I: Get Microsoft Office 365?

Students and educators are eligible for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. All you need is a valid school email address.

Head over to the Office 365 Education page, and enter your school email address.

Click Get Started.

Choose whether you're a student or faculty/staff member.

If this is your first time setting up an Office 365 account using your CalArts email address, you'll be prompted to create an Office 365 account.

If you have used this email address to sign up in the past, you'll be asked to sign into your Office 365 account.

Check your email for a verification code from Microsoft. Enter the code in the Verification code box pictured above.

After finishing click Start.


Office 365 homepage

After signing in, you'll be brought to the Office 365 homepage where you can access browser based versions of your favorite Microsoft Office apps.

If the homepage is empty, it's because this is your license was very recently created. Wait 10 minutes and refresh the page.

You can also install offline versions of your favorite Office apps to your computer.

For video-based instructions on how to use the features of Office 365, click here.

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