MCCA and Office 365 ProPlus users – Install Microsoft Office on a Personal Device or Computer

NOTE: UCI students should visit the Office ProPlus for Students page instead for detailed steps on how to obtain their free copy of MS Office.

Office 365Full-time faculty & staff whose departments are enrolled in MCCA licensing are eligible to install Microsoft Office on their personal devices and computers.

Note that all installations create an ongoing financial responsibility for your department. Your license may be revoked for non-payment.

You may download the software by logging in to your Office 365 account*. Instructions are below.

Health Science and Medical Center Staff

HS & Medical Center Users do NOT get Office 365 accounts and will therefore not be able to use these instructions to download Microsoft Office. We recommend ordering Office through the UCI bookstore or directly through Microsoft at this time for personal devices.


Tablet and Smartphones

For tablets & smartphones, install Office via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Windows and MacOS Computers

Note: You must uninstall previous versions of Office before installing.

Note: Microsoft may change the Office 365 screens without notice. One quick way to find the "Install Office" link is to click on the question mark HELP icon and query "install office" or "install software".

  • Login to Office 365 via web browser (
  • Select the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • Near the bottom of the list, under the heading "Your App Settings," choose Office 365.
  • On the next page, choose Software.
  • On the next page, follow Microsoft's instructions to install Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Users of OIT's Office 365 services who have a UCI-paid Office subscription such as MCCA or Office 365 ProPlus. Your local computing support office can tell you if you are eligible.

Which departments are enrolled in MCCA?

UC-MCCA enrollees

MCCA is a department-wide annual leasing leasing program for Microsoft software based on headcount. Below are the participating departments as of February, 2015. Contact your unit's Computing Support desk for more information.

The following departments are enrolled in "Campus Desktop".
A&BS (all departments)
Academic Affairs
Advanced Power & Energy Program
Bio Sci Dean's Officeno other faculty or staff
Biomedical EngineeringMCCA-enrolled for Office only - they are eligible for the Personal Use licensing
Campus Recreation
Child Care Services
Design & Construction Services
Disability Services Center
Division of Continuing Education (DCE)/University Extension
Engineering Dean's Officenot faculty or staff - see MAE and MAE entries
Enrollment Services
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Grad Division
Hospitality & Dining Services
Humanities Computing Officeno other faculty or staff
Humanities Dean's Officeno other faculty or staff
Institute of Transportation Studies
Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMCCA-enrolled for Office only - they are eligible for the Personal Use licensing
Merage School of Business
Office of Institutional Research
Office of Planning & Budget
Office of Research
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical Sciences Dean's Officeno other faculty or staff
School of Law
School of Medicine
School of the Arts
Social Ecology
Social Sciences
Stem Cell Research Center
Stu. Life & Lead.
Student Affairs
Student Housing
UCI Libraries
University Advancement
University Club

UC-MCCA = UC- Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement

How long can I use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus?

Faculty and staff can use this plan as long as they are employed by the university and their department is enrolled in MCCA licensing (or their business office has paid the annual renewal for their individual Office 365 ProPlus license).

How many computers and devices can I install Office on?

You may install the Office software on up to five computers, five tablets and five mobile phones.

What are the minimum system requirements?

To install Office, your PC or Mac must meet the minimum system requirements. View the system requirements.

I'm having trouble installing Office, where can I get help?

If you're experiencing issues trying to install Office on your PC or Mac, see Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.

How does one transfer files between one’s own Microsoft OneDrive accounts? (UCI account, personal account) ?

At this point, this is a manual process.  Microsoft may provide additional tools of features in the future.

I forgot my password.

Contact the OIT Help Desk at (949)824-2222.

I'm having trouble with activation.

Call Microsoft

If you are having problems please call Microsoft at: 1-800-642-7676
Select Home User and follow the prompts for Office Install help

Alternate Phone Support: 1-800-865-9408

  • Office 365
  • options, 4,1,5 for Office Pro Plus

Call or visit the closest Microsoft Store:

Microsoft Store at South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Find a Microsoft Store

How do I get Office Mobile for my tablet or phone?

Install Office Mobile via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.