Microsoft Office 365 Email for Students

Service Information

Description: 
Tufts provides all students with cloud-hosted Exchange email accounts, as well as latest versions of Microsoft Office Suite via Microsoft’s Office 365 ProPlus subscription service plan.

Available To:

NOTE: There is no cost to the student associated with this product.

Affiliation: 
Student
School/Division: 
Arts & Sciences
Central Administration
Engineering
Fletcher
Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Medicine
Benefits and Features: 

The Microsoft Office 365 plan provides students with Office Online, which includes Outlook.com, a cloud-hosted Exchange email account. Through the Office 365 ProPlus program, students also have the added advantage of accessing lightweight, web browser versions of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, as well as social media integration. Office applications installed through this program remain activated as long as a student remains eligible. When the student graduates, or leaves the university, the subscription will expire.

Features also include:

  • Access to a full version of Office that can be installed on up to five computers.
  • Access to iOS and Android Office apps that can be installed on up to five mobile devices.
  • Access to Office Online.
  • File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage/user.
Requirements: 
  • The user must have local administrator privileges on the computer to install the software.
  • Students must connect any device with Office 365 ProPlus to the Internet at least once every 30 days for an automatic license re-activation.
  • Minimum operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater, Mac OS X version 10.5.8.
Get Started: 

To install Office 365 ProPlus on your personal computer:

  1. Visit https://login.microsoftonline.com
  2. At the login page, in the field that states someone@example.com, enter only your_tufts username@tufts.edu for the login account.
    
Example: jjumb01@tufts.edu.
  3. You will be redirected to a Tufts login page requesting that you enter your Tufts Username and Tufts Password.
  4. Click Install Now to begin the Office installation. If using Internet Explorer, click Run at the bottom of the screen to install Office.
  5. Follow the prompts and accept the license agreement.
  6. When you see the You're good to go prompt, click All Done.

How To:

Additional Help

Five important settings:

    • Account type: Exchange/Office 365
    • Email address: first.last@tufts.edu (ex: jumbo.elephant@tufts.edu)
    • Username: (Tufts username)@tufts.edu (ex: jeleph01@tufts.edu)
    • Password: your Tufts Password
    • Server: outlook.office365.com
    • Domain: leave blank
Contact: 

Call: 617-627-3376
Email: it@tufts.edu