Microsoft Office 365: Installing on Your Personal Computer

Installing Microsoft Office on a non-university computer for home use:
  1. Log into the UWRF email web client.
  2. Click the waffle (𝍖) at the upper left of the page, then the Microsoft 365 → link that appears next to it.
  3. Click on Install Apps button  on the right side of the page and select Microsoft 365 apps.
  4. An installer suited to your OS will download. Run it.

See below for more details. Use Software Center or Self Service for Office installs onto university computers.

UWRF provides the full desktop Microsoft Office application suite for a more robust experience while using e-mail and calendar. The supported application is Microsoft's Outlook Client for either Mac or PC. You can access your mailbox, calendar, people, tasks, and notes from within the Outlook client.

These Microsoft 365 Business Professional applications are available: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, and OneDrive. Windows users can also get Publisher and Access. Other Microsoft Office applications not available under the Office 365 for Education license may need to be purchased separately.

If you use Office Online applications, you have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams, and more right within your web browser.

Using MS Applications

Students, faculty, staff and emeriti/honored retirees can download and install full Office Suite applications on their personal computers at no additional cost. Alumni and student employee accounts are not eligible. Up to 5 installs are permitted. The software must "phone home" every 90 days to remain active. You are required to log into Office 365 in order for Microsoft to determine if you are still eligible to use the software. If the software cannot validate an active relationship with UW-River Falls, it will become inactive.

Installing MS Applications from the Office 365 Web Interface

To download Office 365, start by logging into your UWRF e-mail.

When installing the software (or on first run registration for Macintosh users), select the option to connect to an existing Office 365 subscription using your UWRF address and sign in with an "Organizational Account" when prompted.

If you already have a copy of Office installed on your computer, we recommend removing any older versions before installing the new version.

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