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Office 365: Installation

To install the current version of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) on your computer, please see the appropriate instructions below. Before performing an install or upgrade, please make sure your data is saved, and all applications are closed. Installation may take approximately one hour to complete.

  • Olin Windows Computers: On-Campus
  • All other installations: Office 365 Portal Installer
    • Olin Mac Computers: On-Campus
    • Olin Computers: Off-Campus
    • Non-Olin Personal Computers

Olin Employee Windows Computers (On-Campus)

After logging into your computer, from the Start Menu, select Run… and copy this server location into the window, and click OK:


Right-click on Office365-install.cmd and select Open. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is completed.

Please note:

  • Pinned shortcuts will break, so please take note and delete them and then recreate them after you have installed the O365 Office applications.
  • If you have Microsoft Visio or Microsoft Project installed, these will be automatically un-installed as part of this process. Please contact the IT Helpdesk to have these re-installed.
  • Indexing the newly installed software might take a few minutes.

All Other Installations: Office 365 Portal Installer

Use this installer for:

  • Olin Employee Mac Computers
  • Olin Employee Windows Computers (Off-Campus)
  • Olin Student Computers
  • Non-Olin Personal Computers

From the Office 365 Portal Page (, use the Install Office menu in the top-right corner to select Office 365 apps. This will prompt you to download and run an installer file. Follow the prompted instructions to complete the installation.