MS Office 365 ProPlus now available for faculty & staff


Published: 19Jan2015
Office 365 ProPlus for Faculty & Staff

McGill faculty and staff members now have FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps.

The service allows you to install the Office suite on up to 5 personal devices*, including PCs, Macs, and 5 iPad and Windows tablets. You can also use the Office Mobile apps on iPhone, Android  and Windows smartphones.

For information on what's included and other FAQs visit Office 365 ProPlus

*IMPORTANT: Office 365 ProPlus applications are NOT to be installed on any McGill-owned computers (e.g., desktops or laptops provided by your department or IT Services). If you do not currently have Office 2013 on a McGill-owned computer, contact your IT System Administrator or Administrative Assistant to find out about upgrading.

Office 365 ProPlus works on a subscription model, which requires users to connect to the Internet at least once a month to validate their eligibility status.

This offering replaces the Office portion of the Microsoft Work At Home program for faculty and staff, and has the same eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility for Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus

  Eligible Not Eligible
Students X  
Alumni   X
Faculty and Staff X  
Retired Staff  


Retired Staff with Post Retirement Appointment X  
Professors Emeriti


Researchers who have a McGill appointment X  
Post doctoral fellows X  
Teaching assistants (only if they are also students) X  
Casual staff   X
Affiliates   X