Microsoft Office 365

PSU and Microsoft are offering all active Students, Faculty, and Staff FREE Microsoft Office (client download for home) and Office 365 (cloud service that can be accessed in any browser)!

There is no sign up needed for these resources.  If you are an active student or employee you are ready to go! Use your PSU email address and password to login.

How To Login: 
Employees: and the password that you use to login to your computer/GusNET/Etc.
Students: and the password that you use to login to GUS Classic/GusNet/Etc.

What is included?

  1. A free office 365 account that allows you to work anytime anywhere in the cloud.
  2. One Terabyte of cloud storage, that's 1,000 Gigabytes
  3. 5 Microsoft Office local installations for home
  4. 5 Microsoft Office installations for tablets
  5. 5 Microsoft Office installations for mobile devices

Login/Download Instructions

PDF instructions on how to login Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many devices are eligible to download Office 365 ProPlus?
  • Do I get anything else besides Office 365 when I use the self-service process?
  • What devices can I use Office 365 on?
  • What happens when I graduate or leave the university?
  • What happens to my email account(s) and Office 365 account after I leave PSU?
  • What does Office 365 include?
  • Can I install Office for iPad through this Office 365 benefit?
  • If I recently purchased Office and am now also be eligible for free Office 365 ProPlus through my school, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?
  • I need help installing, where do I go?

The MS Office suite can be downloaded to 5 personal computers, 5 personal tablets, and 5 personal smart devices.  ***If you are a faculty or staff member, the latest version of Office is already supplied for your campus work/lab computer by contacting the Gorilla Geeks.  There is no need to use a free download for your University-owned computer.** 


In addition to having access to the Office client which includes applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook, Teams, and more (which work on both PCs and Macs) you can activate the client on your iPad, iPhone, and Android Phone.  This gives you access to edit and review your homework on the go, regardless of the device that you have on hand.  You also get 1 TB of storage through OneDrive to ensure that you have access to all of your documents whenever you need them.  If you are using a computer that doesn’t have Office installed, don’t worry you can edit or review those assignments in Office Online in any browser. 


Office and Office apps can be used on Windows, Macintosh, iOS, and Android devices. Find all of the latest information on technical specifications at the Office Install site and the Microsoft Mobile site.


When you leave the University for any reason, your Office 365 subscription through your institution ends. You may enroll in other consumer or commercial offers available. Please note, that you should make sure to transfer all necessary and appropriate files from your University Office 365 account to your personal account prior to leaving the University.  Contact the Gorilla Geeks for directions on how to do this. 


GUSMail Accounts: 
All PSU students receive a (gmail) account that is their official PSU email account. They can keep this indefinitely.  

Faculty and staff are given a (gmail) account to use as they wish but it is NOT their official PSU account.  They can keep this indefinitely.

Office 365 Accounts: 
All PSU employees receive a (MS O365 Outlook Email) account that is their official (work) PSU email account. Along with this, they receive all MS O365 applications.  Employees lose their access to both work email and all applications in Office 365 on their last day of employment.  These account names are archived in the event that an employee returns to PSU.  Supervisors of those leaving receive a notice allowing them to access account information for a designated time beyond the employees departure to ensure continuity of operations. 
All PSU students receive an Office 365 application account (excluding Outlook email).  Students retain this account for 6 months after they are no longer enrolled in a class.

Emeritus Faculty and Staff:
Any faculty or staff that are named Emeritus have the option to retain their Outlook email account after undergoing a one hour training session with Information Technology Services.  

Office 365 is a user-based service in the cloud.  Office 365 comes with a full version of Office and familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype, Teams, Access and more.

In addition to accessing these tools in the cloud, every active PSU student and employee can install the full version of the Office suite locally to their desktop, tablet, and phone!

Below is a full summary of what you get for FREE as a PSU student or employee through your Office 365 login:

  1. A free office 365 account that allows you to work anytime anywhere in the cloud.
  2. One Terabyte of cloud storage, that's 1,000 Gigabytes
  3. 5 Microsoft Office local installations for home machines
  4. 5 Microsoft Office local installations for personal tablets
  5. 5 Microsoft Office local installations for personal mobile devices




Yes, this would count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your school ID.
No. The Office purchased is a consumer offering and students can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.

If you are having issues installing Office, contact the Gorilla Geeks.