Office 365

Free Microsoft Office

Radford University students get a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus at no cost for Windows PCs, Mac computers, as well as for iPad. You may also download the Office Mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play Store for your iPhone/iPad and Android phone.

In addition, you may install Office 2013 (for PC) and Office 2011 (for Mac) on up to 5 computers - and it’s easy to install from your email account. Your subscription to Microsoft Office will remain as long as you are enrolled as a Radford University student.

Who is eligible?

All enrolled RU students are eligible. Once you are no longer enrolled, your subscription to use the Office products will end. At that point, you may enroll via other subscription offers or purchase Office through a retail outlet. 


How many computers/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five devices (PCs, Macs, and iPads). You can also run the Office Mobile app for iPhone/iPad and Android phone on additional mobile devices.

Are these full versions of Office and available for offline use?

Yes, these are full versions of Office for the PC, Mac, and iPad, and all are available for offline use.  The Office Mobile app (iPhone, iPad, and Android phone) has many of the features of the full Office versions but is not the full version available on PC, Mac, and iPad.

System Requirements for Office 365 ProPlus for PC

System requirements for Office 365 ProPlus for Mac

I've downloaded the software but it's asking for a product key/sign in?

There should be an option to "Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription" or similar wording.  Choose this option and then enter your Radford University email address as the username and your RU password.

Please click on the links below to find out more information and how to access these great resources provided by Radford University:

Office 365 for the PC (PDF)

Office 365 for the Mac (PDF)

Office 365 for the iPad (PDF)

Office Mobile for your iPhone/iPad and Android phone (PDF)

OneDrive @ Radford University Information (PDF)

RU Student Directions for Office 365 (all directions in one PDF document)


The Office 365 ProPlus software is free through the Student Advantage program as long as your student account is active. Once you graduate or leave the university, your student status will be changed to inactive. At that time you will not be able to install new instances of Office 365 ProPlus. On the devices you already have Office 365 installed you will not be able to create/save/edit files. At that time you will be prompted to enter a product key to re-install a previous version of Microsoft Office or purchase Office at a retail store.

When you are no longer eligible or deactivate a device, all Office 365 ProPlus installs will enter a reduced functionality mode. You will not lose any documents created. If you are no longer eligible at that point, you may purchase your own copy from a retail store or you may opt to uninstall it.