Rock Valley College

Microsoft Office Free for RVC Students

Office 365 is free for RVC students!

Common Troubleshooting:
 

1) Remove all early forms of Office on your computer.

2) Remember, Office 365 does NOT work with Google Chrome.

3) Log into the portal using your S#@rockvalleycollege.edu - not S#@student.rockvalleycollege.edu. This is a one-time address we use to verify you are an eligible RVC student.


Effective January 5, 2015

As an RVC student, you can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for FREE on your personal computers and mobile devices. Office 365 ProPlus includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to five personally-owned PCs/Macs and up to five mobile devices, including iOS and Android devices.

The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however, you must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify you are still eligible for the program.

You will need your student ID number (your s#) and your network password.

How to get it:
 

1. Microsoft recommends you uninstall any copy of Office installed on your computer before downloading Office 365 ProPlus.

2. Use the computer you want to install it on to download the software. PC for the PC version, Mac for the Mac version, etc. (do not try to install on an RVC computer).

3. Microsoft recommends using Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Google Chrome is not supported).

4. Go to the Office 365 portal
 

Office 365 portal


5. Log into the portal using your S#@rockvalleycollege.edu

Example: s0123456@rockvalleycollege.edu

DO NOT ENTER YOUR PASSWORD at this point.  Do NOT enter @student.rockvalleycollege.edu.  The S#@rockvalleycollege.edu used here is just for this portal to verify you are an eligible RVC student.

6. Click "Sign in"

7. You will then see the Rock Valley College sign-in box:

RVC sign in box for Office 365


8. Enter rvcnet\S# and your RVC network password (do NOT add @rockvalleycollege.edu this time)

Example: 

User Name: rvcnet\s0123456

Password: SecR3tw0rd

9. Upon successful log in you will arrive at the Office 365 Microsoft Office installation page.  From there you can follow Microsoft's directions.

PC Installation
 

Install Office 365 for your PC

MAC Installation
 

Install Office 365 for your MAC

Frequently Asked Questions

What devices can I install Office on?

  • Windows tablet: Office 2016 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Windows 8 or higher required. Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) require Windows 10.
  • Windows phone: Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Mail, and Outlook Calendar) require Windows 10.
  • iOS: Office for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 8.0 or higher. Office for iPad Pro® requires iOS 9.0 or higher.
  • Android: Office for Android™ can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running Android KitKat 4.4 or later version and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor.

How long can I keep my license for Office 365 ProPlus?

If you are a current student enrolled for one or more credits at RVC, you are eligible for the Office 365 ProPlus license. You must have an s# and a network password. You also must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify you are still eligible for the program. 

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications)
  • Office Mobile for iPhone
  • Office Mobile for Android

How many devices can I install the software on?

Each subscription license allows you to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or iPhone on up to five mobile devices. 

Is this a full version of Office, available for offline use?

Yes. The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline.

What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Windows?

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Access 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • InfoPath 2013

What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

  • Word 2011
  • Excel 2011
  • PowerPoint 2011
  • Outlook 2011
     

Will I be able to use Microsoft Exchange through Office 365 ProPlus?

No, not at this time. RVC currently uses Gmail for student email.

Is this available to RVC faculty and staff?

Only faculty or staff members who are also currently enrolled as a student have access to the software in Student Advantage using their s#. However, faculty and staff can go to the Help Desk in WTC 244 to request a copy of the Microsoft Office media available via the Microsoft Home Use Program for employees.