😎Microsoft Office for Free (Windows & Mac)

Included with your Pomona College Microsoft Office 365 account is the Office productivity suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote and more.  You can install the software on up to five computers or access it online using Office Online.  The online Office suite works well with Box, allowing you to work on your Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher files in the cloud from a web browser. 



  • To deactivate an installation of Office from a computer, see instructions at the bottom of this article.

  • Though alums keep their Office 365 email account (username@mymail.pomona.edu) for life, they will lose access to online and locally installed versions of Office 365 apps and OneDrive storage on December 1st of their graduation year.


Installation of Microsoft Office

To proceed with the installation:

  1. On the computer where you would like to install Microsoft Office, log into http://mail.pomona.edu

  2. Click on the App icon (upper left corner) and then 'Office 365'.


  3. In the next window, click on the 'Install Office' and select 'Office 365 apps'.

    NOTE:  To download a version of Microsoft Office in a different language, select 'Other install options' and then 'View apps & devices'.


  4. The download of the Microsoft Office installer should start.  You may prompted to download and/or install the software.

  5. Double click on the Microsoft Office installer, which is normally downloaded the Downloads folder.  Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  6. Once the software is installed, launch one of the Microsoft Office applications.  You will be asked to enter a username (username@mymail.pomona.edu (students & alums) or username@pomona.edu (staff & faculty)) and password.

Microsoft Office should now be ready to use.


To deactivate an installation of Microsoft Office

To deactivate the installation from a computer:

  1. Log into http://mail.pomona.edu

  2. Click on the App icon (upper left corner) and then 'Office 365'.

  3. 'Install Office' and select 'Other install options'.

  4. Click on 'View apps & devices' in the left column.  Then, click on arrow by 'Devices'

  5. Click on 'Sign out' next of the name of the computer from which you wish to unregister Microsoft Office.