How do I install Microsoft Office 365 for free as a student, faculty, or staff of Taylor University?

As a currently enrolled student or member of the faculty or staff at Taylor University, you are licensed to install the Microsoft Office 365 suite on your personally owned devices.

How to access the free Office 365

  1. Go to
  2. Authenticate with your Taylor University username and password to access the Office portal. For you, Taylor Credentials's username is 
  3. Find “Install Office” and Click “Office 365” apps.  
  4. If you don’t see the “Install Office,” please try installing by using private window/incognito mode or another browser. Please go back to step one and try again.
  5. The screen will show this prompt below — after downloading the installer, go to your downloads
    1. Windows: OfficeSetup.exe
    2. macOS: Microsoft_Office_16.57.220111101_BusinessPro_Installer.pkg
  6. Windows and Mac will prompt user login credentials for changes to be made to the computer – click yes for these changes. 
  7. Once installed, activate Office when prompted using the same steps to log into the Office portal.

After the software is installed, please update your application to make sure they are good to run:

If that doesn’t work, please call 755.998.4040 (x84040) to talk you through these steps or come to the Help Desk in Zondervan.

NOTE: Once you are no longer enrolled as a student or employed at Taylor, you will be prompted to pay a subscription fee for Office 365.