Microsoft Office for Personal Use

General Information


  • I am a North Hennepin Community College faculty, employee or student. Can I get Microsoft Office Professional Plus for my personal computer or laptop?


  • You may install up to five copies of Microsoft Office through our Office 365 (O365) portal at on any personally owned devices. This software is good as long as you are a member of our institution or one of the other 37 institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and up to one year after you are finished with college at Minnesota State colleges

Steps for Office Installation:

Installation Instructions

  1. Login to your NHCC Email.

  2. Within your email, click on the Office 365 logo at the top of the page if you’re not already in the apps view.

  3. Click the "Install Office App" button near the top of the page.

  4. Select the “Office 365 Apps” option to download the software.

  5. Follow instructions (depending on your web browser) to download and install Office.

  6. Once Office 365 ProPlus is installed, you will find your programs within the start Menu on Windows or Launch Pad on a Mac.

  7. ACTIVATION - The first time you start an Office app, choose to login - and use the format (using your StarID) and password. This will activate the software and enable full Office functionality and software updates. Office will have to re-activate every 30 days.

Additional Information:

Please email if you need further assistance

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