Microsoft Office is available free for UC students. Each student is eligible to install Office on their computer (Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS). Start at http://software.utica.edu and proceed with the free checkout of Office 365.
Please note that Utica College provides this software to you at no charge but does not assist with installation, follow the instructions below. Consult a friend or local computer professional for additional assistance.
Instructions: Obtaining the software (PDF)
Detailed Windows installation instructions (PDF).
iOS Apps (PDF)
Redownloading software (PDF see page 3)
Relicensing software annually* (PDF see page 3)
Microsoft password resets (PDF see page 4)
* This software is available as a 12 month subscription. As long as you continue to be a UC student you will be able to renew annually.
Faculty and Staff:
Microsoft has discontinued the "Work At Home" program that previously allowed UC Employees to obtain Microsoft Office for personal devices. You can obtain Office at educational prices from sites like www.journeyed.com . You may see a few different options:
- Office 365 is a subscription service and can be used on up to 5 devices you own. It includes some of Microsoft's cloud storage, a monthly Skype allowance, apps for mobile devices, and the Office 2016 applications for your computer: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook*, Publisher*, Access*.
- Office Home and Student 2016 is available as a one time purchase that will not expire and includes only Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. This is the less expensive option if you expect to need Office for more than one year.
Please note that IITS does not provide support for Office products on personal devices. We also don't recommend use of Microsoft Skype or Microsoft OneDrive since there are equivalent Google services which are already part of your UC account.
A spectacular yet underused feature is Word's ability to display two different parts of a document at the same time. To do this, you can either select the Split option from the Window menu to display a dividing line in the current window.