Microsoft Office 365

About Microsoft Office 365

Does MSU provide Microsoft Office to students and teachers?
Yes! Murray State students and teachers are eligible for Microsoft Office 365 Education!

What is Office 365?
Office 365 is a fully functional version of Microsoft Office accessible through the Cloud/Internet. This means that in addition to installing Office on your computer, you can also use certain Office programs online, similar to Google Drive.


Accessing Microsoft Office through Murray State

Step 1

  • New users will sign up for Office  at If you have already signed up this way, go to step 2.
  • Type your email address and click the Get Started button

  • Choose "I’m a student" and follow the instructions to verify your email address and create a password.

  • Go to step 3.


Step 2

  • Go to If you are not signed in, click the "Sign In" button.
  • Type your email address.

  • On the next screen, choose “Work or school account”.
  • Enter your password. If you can’t remember your password, click the “Forgot my password” link to get a password reset email. This password is separate from your other MSU passwords.


Step 3

  • Once you are signed in, click the “Install Office” button in the upper right, then choose “Office 365 Apps” and run the program that downloads. This will install the Office apps on your local computer.

After Office installs, you will find the programs in your Start menu. When loading Office programs, you may need to sign in with your Office username and password.

NOTE: Microsoft Access is available on Windows machines only.


Additional Office 365 Support

You don't receive a verification code 
First verify that you are using the correct MSU email address. If you need help figuring out your email address, or if you are having trouble logging in to that email address, please click here to visit our knowledge base page on creating or changing your RacerMail email password. 

If you have verified that you are using the correct address you may need to log back into the Microsoft system (following the instructions below) and ask to have the link re-sent to your email address. If you are unable to find this link you should contact Microsoft Support 

You can't get the cloud version to work
First try clearing your browser cache and cookies. If you are unsure how to do this, please click here to visit our knowledge base page on clearing a browser's cache and cookie files. If that doesn’t work you should contact Microsoft Support.

You can't get the downloaded version to install
Please contact Microsoft Support.


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