Service Summary

George Mason University is providing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formerly Office 365 ProPlus) at no cost. Microsoft allows us to provide each person with the latest version of Microsoft Office. Each person may install Microsoft 365 apps for enterprise on up to five computers and five mobile devices. The software is free as long as you are active at Mason.

Downloading Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is free! Access is tied to your email address.

Note: This software is allowed to be installed only on personal computers or mobile devices, it cannot be installed on Mason-owned equipment.

Getting This Service

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is automatically added at the time of email account creation. Instructions to install Microsoft Office are available:

Employee Eligibility

All active employees are eligible. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify that you are still eligible for the free software. When you stop working at George Mason University, your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscription will end. At that time you can purchase Microsoft Office from a retail store.

Note: Retirees, Affiliates, and Contractors are not eligible for this service.

Student Eligibility

All current students are eligible. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify that you are still eligible for the free software. When you stop taking classes at George Mason University, your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscription will end. At that time you can purchase Microsoft Office at a retail store.

Availability

This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.

Policy

All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.