Student Access to Office365

Microsoft gives students, with a valid school email address, free access to Office 365. Office 365 for Education, includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams*, plus additional classroom tools.  (* Please note: Office365 is for student personal use in support of their learning experience. The Microsoft Teams platform is not intended for instructor-student interaction—D2L and Zoom are offered for this purpose).”

The college does not provide support for downloading and/or installation of this software. 

Below are basic instructions for accessing the free Office 365 for Education software.  You will need to use your Oakland Community College student email to create your account with Microsoft, verifying that it is a working email account.

  1. Access
  2. Enter student email and click Get Started

  3. Select I’m a Student

  4. Verification code from Microsoft will be emailed to the email address you provided.
    The Code will be needed to continue the account setup with Microsoft, go to next step.

  5. Enter the verification code that was sent to your OCC student email. Fill out the form and copy the code into the field provided. 
    Click Start

  6. Account verification will display, click Next

  7. Set up authentication options for both Phone and Email
    Click Finish

  8. Updated information will display, giving you the ability to reset your Microsoft password at anytime.
    Click Finish

  9. You can now see what software is available for you. Make your selection to continue with the download and installation of the software.

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