Colorado State students to receive free Microsoft Office

Colorado State University partnered with Microsoft to allow its students to gain access to a one terabyte (1TB) cloud drive and the ability to install and use up to five copies of Microsoft Office on computers and mobile devices: PCs, Macs, desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more.

Starting this fall, all undergraduate and graduate students at CSU are eligible through Office 365 Education web-based services for students, faculty and staff, according to a press release from the University. Here’s what’s included on up to five desktop/laptop computers (PC and/or Mac) per student:


  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Lync Online (secure chat)
  • OneNote

And for mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc):

  • Office Mobile Word
  • Office Mobile Excel
  • Office Mobile PowerPoint

To download and install Office, go to the Microsoft portal site, and access with your CSU eID. Information and installation instructions are available online.

  • Username: – (The part is required here)
  • Password: your eID password.

The CSU Help Desk is available to assist in the proccess at 491-7276 or via email at

Collegian Editor in Chief Bailey Constas can be reached at