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Microsoft Office 365

Service Description

Office 365 is Microsoft's Software as a Service (SaaS) suite of productivity software and subscriptions. Software options include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business, Planner, InfoPath, Teams, and Office Online. Services include Exchange Online, Skype for Business Online, Yammer Enterprise, OneDrive file storage and sharing, SharePoint Online, Active Directory integration, Office mobile apps, and Power BI.  Microsoft Office 365 is available to Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, and students.

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Service Charges or Fees

Licensing covered by our Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft is provisioned automatically.


Requesting Service

Access is provisioned automatically to current Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students.  For problems with access  to Microsoft Office 365, contact VUIT  Helpdesk .

How do I get Office 365 ProPlus?

  1. You must be a current Vanderbilt student
  2. Login to the  Microsoft Online portal  using the following format:  your (example:  If your name is Cornelius Vanderbilt and your VUnetID is cvand1, your login would be
  3. Enter in your ePassword associated with your VUnetID
  4. Select your preferred download and follow the onscreen directions
  5. Once you have installed the preferred software you will be required to activate the software within 30 days of installation


What You Can Request

Office 365 ProPlus
Office Online
SharePoint Online
Exchange Online
Skype for Business Online
Advanced Threat Protection
Power BI Pro


Documentation and Service Information Links

Microsoft Office Homepage

VU Office 365

Office 365 is a subscription-based online office and software plus services suite which offers access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform. These services include Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. Software available through Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office Suite with personal file storage available using Microsoft OneDrive.


As part of an ongoing licensing agreement with Microsoft, Vanderbilt is offering Office 365  ProPlus  to all active students through the Microsoft Student Advantage program. The Office 365  ProPlus program allows you to use the latest version of Office on up to 5 PC's or Macs and your mobile devices.

Office 365  ProPlus

  • PC / MAC
    • Office 365  ProPlus  for PC (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Lync)
    • Office 365  ProPlus for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Lync)
    • Install on up to 5 machines (PC or Mac)
  • Mobile Devices
    • Office 365  ProPlus  Mobile for iPhone (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, OneNote Mobile, Lync Mobile)
    • Office 365  ProPlus  Mobile for Android (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, OneNote Mobile, Lync Mobile
    • Office 365  ProPlus  for iPad (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Mobile, Lync Mobile)
    • Office 365 ProPlus  for Windows Mobile (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Mobile, Lync Mobile)

For more information about Office 365  ProPlus  for mobile  click here

For any issues related to VU Office 365 installation see the following:

  • Error message, "Something went wrong" - click here
  • General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365 - click here
  • After installation if an office program looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, click here

Help and Tutorials

For help and tutorials on VU Office 365 please see the following:

Additional Software

Additional products are offered through the Vanderbilt Software Store  


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Service Category

Communication and Collaboration