Microsoft Office for Macs

Microsoft Office is an office suite for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS operating systems. On macOS, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. On Microsoft Windows, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher.

Eligibility

Eligibility to download Microsoft Office is generally limited to University officers, support staff, faculty and specific graduate/professional students at CUIMC and SIPA.

If you are not eligible, you will not be able to download the installer and will be redirected to a page with additional information. For more information, please visit our Microsoft Campus Agreement information page.


Computer Requirements

Please make sure your computer meets the necessary requirements to install:

  • Office 2016 for macOS: macOS 10.12 only, we recommend you updating your computer to a newer version of macOS to support Office 2019
  • Office 2019 for macOS

Download, Install and Activate Microsoft Office for Macs

Note: You must have admin access to your computer to install Office and the serializer.

Office 2019

Choose Save if prompted.

You will find three items in the ISO file. Double-click the Microsoft_Office_2019_VL_Serializer (.pkg file) to run the serializer.

After the serializer finishes running, you will be asked if the file can be moved to the trash. Click OK.

Note: To activate your Office download, you must have a secure campus network connection or be connected via VPN if off-campus.

Double-click the file that was just downloaded to run the Office installer. The file name will be Microsoft_Office_16.20011301_Installer.pkg or similar (Microsoft may make slight changes to the name). 

After the installation finishes, you will be asked if the file can be moved to the trash. Click OK.

Office 2016

Office 2016 for macOS (1.5 GB)

  • 64bit installer
  • Compatible with OS Catalina

Choose Save if prompted.

After the download completes, open the ISO file to find three items. First, open the ReadMe.txt file to review the instructions, then open the two .pkg files, as seen below.

Note: To activate your Office download, you must have a secure campus network connection or be connected via VPN if off-campus.

Open the ISO file, then open readme.text, followed by the serializer, followed by the installer