OU Help Desk

Kresge Library, Room 202
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-4357 (HELP)
Fax: (248) 370-4863
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

University Technology Services

Dodge Hall
118 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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Microsoft Office 365 Education

What is Office 365 Education?

Microsoft Office 365 Education for students, faculty, and staff is a service that enables access to a suite of Office 365 cloud products as well as download and install of the full Office Productivity Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. The software can be made available on up to 5 personal devices.

Prior to use, please review the posted Security Information.

December 2023

Accessing Office 365 Education

To gain access to Microsoft Office 365 Education, please log in at office.oakland.edu using your NetID credentials.

If you are unable to access your Microsoft Office 365 account, please go to the NetID Password Manager in order to reset your NetID password.

Restrictions and Termination

Your Office 365 Education account will be terminated the same time as your NetID. The account termination guidelines for the NetID accounts can be found on our Access, Accounts and Password Guidelines page. At the time of account deletion, all data and information stored in the cloud service will no longer be accessible or recoverable.

Faculty and staff are reminded to review Policy #860 Information Security before storing data in cloud services, including any Office 365 Education product. Office 365 Education may be used only for materials and information that are not Confidential, and not covered by HIPAA, FERPA, PHI or other similar regulations. Office 365 should be considered a personal service not suitable for official university or departmental business. Prior to use, please review the posted Security Information.

Any agreement that is presented by an Office 365 service is an agreement between you and a hosted solution. As such, this service is provided as is and is outside the control of Oakland University or University Technology Services.


Microsoft provides free Office 365 training on their Office Training Center.