Rock Valley College

Microsoft Cloud Services and Office Software Free for RVC Students

Office 365 is free for RVC students!

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.

As part of the Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscription, all Office apps get the latest software updates as soon as they're released. Mobile versions of each app are available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. You can use online versions of WordOneNotePowerPoint, and Excel on any device at any time.

In addition to the apps and associated services, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscribers have access to 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive.

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. Go to the Office 365 portal
 


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

  • Example: s0123456@rockvalleycollege.edu
  • DO NOT enter @student.rockvalleycollege.edu
     

5. Enter your RVC password

6. Click "Sign in"

7. Upon successful log in you will arrive at the Office 365 Microsoft Office landing page.  From there you will click on “Install Office” > “Office 365 Apps”


 

Common Troubleshooting
 

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

2. Log into the portal using your S#@rockvalleycollege.edu - not S#@student.rockvalleycollege.edu. This is your Rock Valley College Microsoft sign-on address

Frequently Asked Questions

What devices can I install Office on?

  • Windows tablet: Office 365 ProPlus versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams, Sharepoint, and OneDrive. 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, OneDrive, Sharepoint, and Teams) 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 Marshmallow 6 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 2019 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2019 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?

The latest versions of:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive
  • Sharepoint
  • Teams

What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

The latest versions of:

  • Word 2019
  • Excel 2019
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • OneDrive 2019
  • OneNote 2019
  • Teams 2019
     

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#.