Microsoft Office 365 Free Subscription for Students and Employees

Microsoft Office 365 is available for active students and employees of VIU on both Windows and Mac computers

With your Office 365 account you can download and install Office on your computer.

Note: Microsoft Project is not included with Office 365. Employees can contact for information on how to purchase Project.

Please use the Microsoft help features if you need assistance with this process. The IT Service Desk does not provide assistance with downloading and installing Microsoft Office on your personal devices.

How do I request or access this service?

To access this service you will need a VIU Employee ( email address or a virtual student VIU email address (

Who can use this service?

Students and Employees

Where can I find out more information about this service?

When is this service available?

Support for this service is available: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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