Microsoft Offer: Download MS Office at No Charge

In addition to students, Microsoft is also offering faculty & staff at Carleton University, the MS Office desktop software suite, at no charge, while they are employed at Carleton.

NOTE: This is an offer from Microsoft directly to faculty & staff. As a contractual arrangement between faculty & staff and Microsoft, the terms of this offer are subject to change by Microsoft at any time.

Should you accept this Microsoft offer?

  • Not if this is solely to download the MS Office suite on your Carleton-provided PC at work. As a Faculty or Staff member, the MS Office suite is already pre-installed on your PC as part of the University’s Windows 10 image.
  • However you may need a downloadable MS Office suite for a personal PC or for a Mac. Also you may wish access to additional M365 “extras” that enabled by accepting this MS Offer.
    Note: Microsoft offers additional services to holders of Office 365 email addresses, while they maintain faculty/staff status. A subset of these additional services are supported by the Service Desk:

How to Sign Up for Microsoft’s Offer:

  1. Go to
  2. Provide your full staff/faculty Exchange address: e.g; ← not
  3. Provide your MyCarletonOne password

To download the MS Office suite:

  1. Log into the web interface for Faculty/Staff Exchange email:
  2. Click on the words ① “Office 365” in the upper let hand corner of the web interface, and then ② “Install Office 2016”download MS Office screenshot