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GCIT will be migrating all student email accounts from Google Apps to Office 365 on May 25, 2016. For more details please click here.

You can use your student credentials to get Microsoft Office 365 software for free.

You can install the latest version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and much more on up to five compatible, personally-owned PCs and Macs, plus five tablets, including iPad.

Alternatively, you can access lighter versions of software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, online without installing the software on your device. All work can be saved online in OneDrive for Business, so it can be accessed no matter which device you use.

The same software and more is also available to students on all College campus computers. Do not install Office 365 on College PCs (desktops and laptops), as automated updates may break access to College administration systems or the use of College tested add-ins.

You can use this Office 365 subscription for as long as you remain a student of Garrett College.


Who is it for?

Free Office 365 software is available to:

  • all full-time students
  • all part-time students


Office365: What you get and what you need...

The software available varies according to the operating system (Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux) on your machine or device. Remember, you can access lighter versions of the software online with no installation required: For tips on how to use Office 365.


  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Access 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync 2013)
  • InfoPath 2013

System requirements
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Computer and processor  - 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM (32-bit) OR 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphical features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionalities.
  • Disk space - 3 gigabytes (GB)
  • Monitor resolution - 1024 x 768


  • Word 2016
  • Excel 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Outlook 2016
  • OneNote 2016

System requirements
  • A Mac with an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor


Download the apps from the App Store.

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) Mobile (available as separate downloads)

System requirements
  • iPhone 4 and 4s
  • iPhone 5, 5c and 5s
  • iPod Touch 5th generation
  • iPad users have to download the iPhone version. Please note this version is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and as such displays in a lower resolution.
  • All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum.
  • You must have a Microsoft OneDrive (SkyDrive) account to be able to use these applications.


Download the Office Mobile for Office 365 app from the Play Store.

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) Mobile (available as separate downloads)

System requirements
  • Android phones running OS 4.0 or greater  (not compatible with some Android devices that are not a phone).
  • Android touch enabled smartphones only.

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