Microsoft Office 365

UC Santa Cruz provides licensing of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite for all active campus faculty, staff, and students.  Accounts are deactivated 30 days after student graduation and employee separation or retirement.

Please Note: If the sign in page loops back to sign-in, please reset your Gold password here: CruzID Manager and wait 30 minutes before trying to sign in again. 
Student Office 365 accounts activate at the start of fall quarter in September.

Features and Benefits

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff can install Office 365 software on up to 5 computers, 5 phones and 5 tablets

  • OneDrive Cloud Storage

Get Office Software

  • University-Owned Computers
    ITS will continue to provide/install Office when setting up new computers, by request, and via local self-service options (BigFix & Jamf Pro).
    Office 2016 and 2019 users can use Office without signing in, but sign in will enable more functionality.  

  • Personally-Owned Computers
    The Office 365 portal provides access to software downloads of the Office 365 product suite for self-installs. Use CruzID Gold to sign into the portal - select Work/School account if prompted.

  • System Requirements
    • Windows 10
    • macOS - 10.12+

Sign In to Use Office

  • Office 365 requires user sign in to activate the software.
  • Sign in to Office
  • Use your CruzID Gold account and password
  • Select Work/School account if prompted
  • If the sign in page loops back to sign-in, please reset your Gold password here: CruzID Manager

Availability

The Office 365 portal  is available 24/7. Campus support is provided Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM through the ITS Support Center.

Eligibility

All UCSC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use Office 365.
  • Students
    • Accounts are automatically provisioned from the Campus Directory.
    • Student access is activated when the first enrolled quarter begins.
    • Access is disabled and stored data is removed 30 days after student status ends.
  • Faculty and Staff
    • Faculty and staff access is enabled when employment status is active.
    • Access is disabled when employment ends or on retirement.

Costs

Licensing for Office 365 is provided by the campus.

Data Security

ITS does not enable Office 365 online services, including OneDrive, for faculty and staff. 

If you need to store and share data, please contact the Support Center to find out more about Google Apps or other secure file-sharing services.

Get Help

http://its.ucsc.edu/get-help/index.html

Policy Information

IT Policies and Guidelines

Acceptable Use Policy

Understanding UCSC’s Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements

UCSC Implementation of the UC Electronic Communications Policy (ECP)