Microsoft Office ProPlus

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available for FREE to all students who are actively enrolled in current or future terms at UW-Whitewater. 

Features of Office 365 ProPlus:

  • Active students can download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to five personal devices.
  • The software is available for Macs, along with Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs and laptops.
  • Includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and OneDrive. 
  • 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. 

Download Office 365 here

Download Office 365

Google Drive is the supported campus solution for online document creation and collaboration. UW-Whitewater DOES NOT advise students to sign up for One Drive for educational purposes. Visit to initiate the download. These instructions will walk you through the step-by-step process:

NOTE: Installation for phones and tablets are not included in the UW-Whitewater license at this time. Personal licenses can be purchased through OnTheHub.

FAQs Title

Yes, this is full Office on the PC and is available for offline use. However, students must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program (only enrolled students).

Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Access 2013, Publisher 2013, and Outlook 2013. Lync 2013, InfoPath 2013, and Skype for Business were not activated in UW-Whitewater's license. If you click on Lync, it will auto start when you turn on your PC.

To Disable Lync AutoStart:

  • Click on a down arrow from Lync client and select "Show Menu Bar"
  • Once File menu is available:
    • Tools -> Options
    • Unselect "Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows"
    • Click "OK" to save your selection.
  • Exit the Lync client
    • File -> Exit
    • OR right click on the Lync client icon on the system tray -> Exit

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/edit your files. You have the option of purchasing Office 365 ProPlus directly from Microsoft, or through OnTheHub.