Office 365 FAQ

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a cloud based subscription service that allows you to access Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as other productivity services from your desktop to the web and the devices in between.  Your subscription through CSUF also allows you the option to install a full version of Microsoft Office to your computer.  Office delivers the tools you need to get work done.

Who is eligible for Office 365?

Office 365 is available for currently enrolled students, excludes open enrollment students. Students must be registered for classes in order to access the software.

Will my Office 365 subscription expire?

Yes, your subscription will expire 9 months after you have graduated.  You will retain a read-only access to your Microsoft Office files. To continue using Microsoft Office products you can purchase a new subscription directly from Microsoft.

What is included with my Office 365 subscription?

Microsoft Office for PC & Mac
Office mobile apps Opens in new window for Android, Apple, and Windows devices
1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage

What applications are included with Office 365?

Office for PC

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • InfoPath
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Skype for Business

Office for Mac

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Skype for Business

Office for Mobile Devices

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneDrive for Business
  • OneNote

How many devices can I install the software on?

Each subscription license allows you to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers (PC/Mac). You can also run Office on 5 tablets and 5 mobile phones.

Windows System Requirements

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

Mac System Requirements

Office for Mac is supported on the three most recent versions of macOS. When a new version of macOS is released, the Office for Mac Operating System requirement becomes the then-current three most recent versions: the new version of macOS and the previous versions.

Mobile Device Requirements

Windows: Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Mail, and Outlook Calendar) require a supported version of Windows 10 Mobile running on a supported device.
 
iOS: Office for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 10.0 or later. Office for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 10.0 or later Office is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. When a new version of iOS is released, the Office Operating System requirement becomes the then-current two most recent versions: the new version of iOS and the previous version.

Android: Office for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running any of the supported versions of Android and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor. Support for Kitkat & Lollipop devices will continue till June 2019

When is Internet access required?

  • To access the Office 365 online offerings such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive.
  • To install and activate all the latest releases of Office 365.
  • To manage your version of Office, you will need to be online at least once a month to benefit from automatic updates/upgrades.

Can I choose what applications to install on my desktop?

No. Office will install all features automatically for you.  You will also only be able to install the latest version available by Microsoft.  Older versions will not be available for download.

Where can I find information on system requirements and help with installing the software?

Installation instructions can be located on our Office Setup page

Where can I get help if I have more questions

Contact the campus Student IT Help Desk at (657) 278-8888 or via email at StudentITHelpDesk@fullerton.edu