Microsoft Office 365

PSU and Microsoft are offering all active Students, Faculty, and Staff FREE Microsoft Office 365 Accounts!  In addition, students and most faculty & staff get FREE MS Office Suite downloads.  
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:

1. Go to the GUSPortal and Select Office 365

2. Enter your PSU Credentials:

  • 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: 

ALL student, faculty, and staff members receive the following (A1 licensing):

1. A free office 365 account that allows you to work anytime anywhere in the cloud.
2.OneDrive (cloud) storage.

All students and *MOST Faculty and Staff also receive the following (A3 licensing):

3. 5 Microsoft Office local installations for home
4. 5 Microsoft Office installations for tablets
5. 5 Microsoft Office installations for mobile devices
* Please note that all Employees receive items 1 and 2 and most employees have access to all 5 MS items per Microsoft's current licensing model.  If you do not have access to items 3-5 and would like access.  Please submit a ticket to requesting to purchase an annual license. 

Login/Download Instructions

PDF instructions on how to login Click Here


Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Office 365?
  • What happens when I graduate or leave PSU?
  • Who has access to what MS Office applications?
  • How many devices are eligible to download from Office 365 A3 Licensing?
  • What devices can I use Office 365 on?
  • 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 through my PSU, will I receive any credit and/or compensation?
  • I need help installing, where do I go?

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.  


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. 

Student Office 365n Accounts: 
All PSU students receive a (gmail) account that is their official PSU email account. This account is hosted by Microsoft Outlook and is yours as long as you are a student at PSU.  It is the official email account that PSU will use to communicate with you.  Upon leaving PSU or graduating, you will have 6 months to migrate all of your information from GUSMail to a personal email account. 
All PSU students receive an Office 365 application account.  Students retain this account for 6 months after they are no longer enrolled in a class and are responsible for moving any documents, photos, etc that they want to retain to a persona account or drive.

Employee 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. 

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.  
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All Students and Most Employees are eligible for A3 licensing.  A3 licensing allows for the MS Office suite to be downloaded to 5 personal computers, 5 personal tablets, and 5 personal smart devices.  ***For most faculty and staff members, 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.** 


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.


Yes, if you are an A3 license holder, this would count towards the limit of installing it on 5 tablets. Just install the applications and sign in with your PSU credentials.
No. Microsoft does not offer refunds on purchased consumer goods for this reason. 

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