Microsoft Office ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus is availible for FREE to all students, faculty, and staff at UW-Whitewater.

This subscription is for use on personal devices only. Please DO NOT install Office 365 ProPlus on campus-owned computers or devices. 

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Features of Office 365 ProPlus:

  • Enrolled students, faculty, and staff can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five personal devices.
  • The software is available for PCs (Windows 7 & 8), Macs, and mobile devices (iOS & Android).
  • Includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and OneDrive. 
  • The subscriptions enable access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Online, along with offline use. 
  • Devices must be able to connect to the internet at least once every 30 days to retain their activation for Office.
  • Students will lose access to the free software when enrollment at UW-Whitewater is discontinued. Subscriptions to Microsoft Office 365 are available through OnTheHub if you would like to continue to have access to the software. 

Google Drive is the supported campus solution for online document creation and collaboration. UW-Whitewater DOES NOT advise you to sign up for One Drive for educational purposes. 

Please use the following self-service guides for downloading Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus. 

Note: Macs using the OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems will receive the 2016 version of Microsoft Office. Macs utilizing previous operating system versions (OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Etc.) will receive the 2011 version of Microsoft office. 

Want to learn more about using Office 365 ProPlus online? Use this guide to learn more (PDF) 

For additional information and resources, please visit Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus troubleshooting webpage 

Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions below:

Office 365 ProPlus FAQs

Yes, this is a full version Microsoft Office and it is available for offline use. However, you must connect to the internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the subscription. The subscription also comes with an online version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus that does not require a download. 


Microsoft provides the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and OneNote in your free subscriptions for both Mac and Windows. There is additional software such as InfoPath, Lync, Sway, Dropbox, and Skype for Business that are not activated in UW-Whitewater's license. 

UW-Whitewater Mac and Windows computers may have a different version of Microsoft Office installed. 


Students

Access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus will continue long as you are actively enrolled in classes at UW-Whitewater. When you are no longer eligible, you will still be able to access and print your files, however, you will not be able to install new instances of Office 365 ProPlus and you will not be able to create, save, or edit your files. You have the option of purchasing Office 365 ProPlus directly from Microsoft, or through OnTheHub.

Faculty and Staff

Access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus will continue long as you are actively employed by UW-Whitewater, this includes full-time, part-time, and limited-term employees. If you leave your position with UW-Whitewater,you will still be able to access and print your files, however, you will not be able to install new instances of Office 365 ProPlus and you will not be able to create, save, or edit your files. 


The Helpdesk can assist with authentication issues. In other words, the process of verifying that you are a university employee or student, enabling you to access your free subscription. The Helpdesk does not support or repair personal devices, and since Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is for use on personal devices, the Helpdesk is unable to assist with issues related to personal devices. If you do experience an issue with your Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription, it is recommended that you contact the Helpdesk to determine if the issue is related to authentication. If the issue is not related to authentication, you may want to contact the vendor you purchased your device from for further assistance.

If you do experience issues downloading Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, you may want to try using the online version.

For additional information and resources, you can also visit Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus troubleshooting webpage.


Each person, whether student, faculty, or staff, has up to five licenses available to them. So if you own a Windows desktop, a Mac laptop, and an iPad - you can download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to all three devices. Please do not attempt to install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to a campus-owned device. These subscriptions are for personally-owned devices only. 


Once you save your file on OneDrive, you can use the online version of OneDrive to retrieve the file using your campus laptop or desktop. You can then download and save the file to a network drive, or other campus storage area if needed. 


Once you save your file to OneDrive, you can use the online version of OneDrive from your campus laptop or desktop to retrieve the file. You can then download and save it to a network drive or other campus storage area if needed.