Microsoft Office 365 at NCCU

Microsoft 365 at NCCU

North Carolina Central University provides many applications from Microsoft under our current campus licensing agreement. Our licensing agreement affords our campus:

  • Microsoft Office Distribution Program
  • Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office Distribution Program

North Carolina Central University is able to offer Microsoft 365 for free to NCCU students and employees. 

The Microsoft Office software is for use on up to 5 personally-owned computers.  This software is designated for the exclusive use of NCCU related purposes.  It is available by annual subscription and is contingent on the university’s renewal of this subscription each year.  

Carefully read the subscription enrollment information below prior to downloading the software. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Future and Currently Enrolled Students
  • NCCU Faculty/Staff 

Steps for Access & Installation

1. Ensure any Microsoft Office versions on the computer are uninstalled.

  • To uninstall Office, access the "Control Panel" from the Start menu of your computer.

  • Click on "Programs and Features"

  • Locate and click on the Microsoft Office version shown from the list of installed applications.

  • Click "Uninstall" at the top

  • Select "Yes" when prompted to allow to make the change.
  • Once uninstalled, reboot the computer.

​​​​​​​2. ​​​​​​​​​​​Visit

3. Login with your NCCU credentials.

Note: Enter your email as ""

4. Click on the "Install Office" button in the upper-right corner.


Note: If you do not see the Install Office button on the screen, follow the steps below: 
  • In the top right corner click on your initials.
  • Click on "View Account"
  • Click on "Office Apps" on the left side menu
  • You will see the screen below, click "Install Office".

5. Select the first install option.

6. Double-click the Office setup file.

7. Click "Yes" when prompted to make changes.

8. Once Microsoft Office finishes installing click "Close."

If you are experiencing issues with your download or can't remember the link to download Microsoft on your additional devices, review the FAQ documentation.

Click Here to view the FAQs

Subscription Enrollment

Download and installation of Microsoft 365 does not provide you with ownership or license, but rather authorization to use the software and associated media pursuant to the terms and conditions of the license(s) granted to NCCU for the term agreed upon by North Carolina Central University.

Removal of the software from your personal devices is required when you separate from the university or if there is non-renewal or expiration from the NCCU campus subscription of Microsoft 365.

You are granted the right to use the Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) software on up to 5 computers and 5 mobile devices per the terms of the Campus Agreement. 

By downloading and installing the software, you agree to the following statements:

  • You will read and abide by the license(s) associated with this Software see:
  • There is no free technical support provided by NCCU for the installation and maintenance of the software on personal computers and devices.
  • If separation from NCCU occurs, you are required to immediately remove the software from all computers and devices

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft 365 is the cloud-based Microsoft productivity suite that provides access to Office email, work productivity, and collaboration applications (like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive). Information Technology Services (ITS) has made Office 365 available to all NCCU students, faculty, and staff, which provides accessibility & collaboration advantages for the NCCU community. You can visit our knowledge base at for answers to the frequently asked questions.

Benefits of Microsoft 365

Access to Office Online ("web apps")

These online versions of commonly used Microsoft software (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) allow you to work in a web browser without installing the desktop versions. While not as fully featured as the desktop versions, these web applications offer most of the functionality our students, faculty, and staff need for typical use.

Access to New Software and Services

Microsoft 365 includes access to tools not previously supported at NCCU, such as OneDrive, a web-based storage offering that provides every NCCU user with one terabyte (TB) of space. OneDrive will allow you to store and share Microsoft 365 files with people inside and outside of the university.

For questions or further details visit one of the links below or submit a ticket with your Eagle Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) at 919.530.7676.

Disclaimer: Microsoft's software maintenance can potentially lead to downtime and have an impact on the application/solution in terms of its use and the changes it may make on the system.

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