NOTE: If you are a registered SCU student, then you are allowed to use Microsoft Office 365 EDU while you are a student at Santa Clara University. Thirty days after your graduation, your academic version associated with your @SCU email address will be degraded and eventually be deactivated along with SCU/Microsoft Office support. You will then need to purchase your own personal license and/or subscription to continue using Microsoft Office 365. 

Also, while Office 365 EDU now has Microsoft Teams included in their basic install package. SCU has not enabled a site license to use Microsoft Teams. SCU, instead, recommends you use SCU Google Apps Meet and Zoom for web conferencing sessions and/or distance learning classes.

VERY IMPORTANT (for SCU Alumni and new graduates): Once you have graduated from Santa Clara University, Microsoft Office 365 (SCU Licensed version) will not be supported by Microsoft, Santa Clara Law Technology, and/or Santa Clara University. In order to have a fully supported copy of Microsoft Office or Office 365, you will have to purchase a subscription from Microsoft. You will need to back up your office documents first, and then uninstall ( Windows version or Mac version ) Office 365 before you purchase and install your personal copy of Office 365 and/or Microsoft Office 2016 (or later). Office 365 will start to degrade its features 30-days after your graduation date.

Uninstall instructions: Windows version or Mac version

Register, Install, and Activate

To activate and install your copy of Microsoft Office 365 EDU, then go to this site here ,and it will take you the sign up page.

Enter your SCU GMAIL address and follow the prompts to activate your Microsoft Office 365 account. Microsoft will then send you a verification email to our SCU GMAIL address so check your SCU Gmail inbox and finalize your Microsoft Office 365 EDU account activation. Now, log into your Office 365 login portal, by visiting

- When prompted, select "work or school account," then use your verified SCU GMAIL address and password to login the Office 365 Portal and download the install file. 

After successfully logging into your Office 365 portal account, click your name in the upper right corner and "View Account." 

Select Install status in the left bar menu and then the link Install Desktop applications.

Click on the Install button to download the Office 365 install file. 

After you have downloaded the install file, find the install file and run it to install Office 365.

Once you have successfully installed Office 365 EDU, run any application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and sign in your SCU GMAIL address  and password to activate your license.