Microsoft Office 365 for Students & Personal Devices

Installing Microsoft 365 Apps on a Personal Computer

Due to changes with Microsoft licensing, Chico State students will need to install Microsoft 365 apps differently now than they have in the past. Follow the steps below to walk through installing Microsoft 365 apps on a new device.

  1. Navigate to and click "Sign in" 
    Office website
  2. When prompted to enter an email, enter [username]
     office sign in page with CSUC email address
  3. Enter your Chico password, and click "Yes" on the "Stay signed in?" box. You may be prompted for Duo to complete the sign-in.
  4. On the next screen, you should see an "Install apps" drop-down on the right side.
  5. Click "Microsoft 365 apps" and it should begin downloading an installer package.
    Install Office Drop-down options
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing Microsoft Office on your device.

If you are switching from the former [username] account to the [username] account, and already have Office installed, signing in should be simple.

  1. Open up an Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  2. Find your account management screen
    1. On PCs, this will be the top right corner. On Macs, it is top left. 
  3. Choose either "Sign out" or "Switch Accounts" and remove the [username] and/or [username] account
  4. Sign in with [username] and your Chico State password.
  5. You should be able to resume using Office as you have in the past. 

If you need assistance with this process, please reach out to IT Support Services at 530-898-4357 or

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