Service Summary

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

Downloading Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus 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

ProPlus is automatically added at the time of email account creation.

Employee Eligibility

All active employees are eligible. Office 365 ProPlus 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 Office 365 ProPlus 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. Office 365 ProPlus 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 Office 365 ProPlus subscription will end. At that time you can purchase Microsoft Office 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.

Additional Information

How do I install MS Office 365 ProPlus?

  1. Log in on your Mason email account.
  2. Click the Settings Gear at the top right of your window, then select Office 365 from the list of Your App Settings.
  3. Click Software.
    • For Windows or Mac
      • Click Install and walk through the install process.
    • For Mobile Devices
      • Click Phone & Tablet on the left and walk through the install.