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MS Office for Students

Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365 are now available for all current students at Alcorn State University... for free! Microsoft Office 2016 is the latest version of the popular and powerful family of software including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and more.

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a new version of Microsoft Office that works online; this means that, once you register, you will have the ability to access special, online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel from any computer with an Internet connection.

How long do I get to keep my Office 365 account?

Your University Office 365 account will work for as long as you're either an active student or active employee of the University. More specifically:

  • If you're a University student (and not a University employee), your account will deactivate about a few weeks after you graduate or withdraw from the University.
  • If you're a University employee (and not a University student), your account will deactivate about a few weeks after you graduate or withdraw from the University.
  • If you're both a student and a University employee, your account will deactivate about a few weeks after you are both no longer a student and no longer an employee.


How do I get my copy of Office?

To get your copy of Office, you have to register. Before you try to get your copy, make sure to complete the three steps below:

  1. Get Access to Your Alcorn Email Account - You need to make sure you have access to your Alcorn Student Email account. If you don't have access to your Alcorn Student Email account, you can call 601-877-6182 or visit Room 316 in the Administration Building on the Lorman campus for assistance.
  2. Remove All Other Copies of Microsoft Office - Make sure you get rid of any other copies of Microsoft Office on your computer before installing your University copy, including previous versions of Office and trial versions of Office.
  3. Grab a Pen and Some Paper - Your Office 365 account is not quite the same as your Alcorn Student Email account. Your username for your Office 365 account is your full Alcorn student email address (example: nakisha@students.alcorn.edu), but the password is actually something different from your Alcorn account's, so it may be a good idea to write it down and store the written password in a safe and private location.
Once you've taken care of the steps above, just click the purple button below to register for your free copy of Microsoft Office! If you've already registered and want to access your Office 365 account, scroll down just a bit more for the link for registered users.

Register for your Alcorn Office 365 Account


Already have an account?

If you have already registered for Office 365 and your free copy of Microsoft Office, you can simply click the login button below or go to portal.office.com to go to the Microsoft Portal page to access your Alcorn Office 365 account.

Log in to your Alcorn Office 365 Account


Forgot your password?

If you forget the password for your Microsoft Office 365 account, you can give us a call at 601-877-6182, send an email to helpdesk@alcorn.edu, or visit Room 316 in the Administration Building on the Lorman campus for assistance.