Installing Office 365

Note: Microsoft Office 365 is now FREE for current UNH students. Click here for more information.

Installing Office 365 University at UNH for Students

Step 1: Open a web browser and go to

Step 2: Scroll down and in the blank field enter the 25-digit key code located on the card inside the Office 365 University box. Then click 'Get Started'.

Step 3: Sign in using your University email address. If the account does not exist, either sign-in with an existing Microsoft account, or follow the on-screen instructions to create a new Microsoft account using your full University email address as the username.

Step 4: Several options will appear, select the option to 'Verify your subscription through your school'.

Step 5: Begin typing 'University of New Hampshire' in the blank field, and select it when it appears below, then click continue.

Step 6: Where it says to enter your email address, enter your Wildcats email address, twice.

Step 7: Login to your Wildcat email account, open the verification email and either click on the link, or copy and paste it into the browser.

Step 8: Once verified, you should be able to click 'Install' and a download will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.

Step 9: Once finished open Microsoft Word, when prompted:

Mac Users: *Select 'Sign-in using an Office 365 Account'. Enter your Wildcat email address and hit 'Next'. Select the Microsoft Account Option and then enter your password.

*Do not select the option to enter your 25-digit key code. That code is only intended for one time use to attach office to your account, any attempt to use it a second time will fail.

Windows Users: When prompted enter your Wildcat email address, hit 'Next', and enter your password.

Step 10: To manage your account go to: and sign-in.

Office 365 University

What if I need help?

If you need assistance, start with the UNH IT Service Desk. You can reach the Service Desk by calling (603) 862-4242 or by visiting