Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff

All current faculty and staff at the University have the ability to download Microsoft Office through their Rutgers Connect license. These licenses allow faculty and staff to install Microsoft Office on five computers, five tablets, and five phones. You may use this software on personal devices, however, please consult with your departmental IT support before installing it on Rutgers owned devices as your department may have its own policies.

What is included in this service?

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Publisher (PC only) and Access (PC only) are included in each installation of a faculty/staff license. 

To access this service, faculty and staff must log into their Rutgers Connect account at

If you do not know your Connect sign-in address, please visit the Manage Email Addresses page on and scroll to "Rutgers Connect Account Information" it will be listed after "Sign in to Rutgers Connect using."


After logging in, you will see the page below. To download Office 2016, click on the "Office 365" button, located on the upper left-hand side of the page:


To view your installation options, click on the "Install Office Apps" button, located on the upper right-hand side of the page. 


Clicking on the "Office 2016" option will cause a prompt to pop up that will provide directions on how to finishing downloading, installing and activating Office. 

PC Directions:


OS X Directions:

If you select the "Other Install Options" you will be able to view additional software available to you with your Rutgers Connect license. This includes Skype for Business.

Please note that it is suggested to not have multiple versions of Microsoft Office running on your device. Please uninstall previous versions of Office before attempting to download the latest version.


Microsoft Mobile Apps are available to download for iOS and Android devices. Additional information on how to download the apps can be found at: