UO is offering Microsoft Office 365 for free

As of Monday, University of Oregon is offering the entire Microsoft Office 365 software package for free.

All UO students, faculty and staff can now download the software at no charge by logging in at with their UO email.

The applications that the installment comes with are Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, among others. It also comes with unlimited OneDrive storage, which allows users to upload files that can be viewed on different devices.

Patrick Chinn, director of strategic communications at Information Services, said that Information Services has never initiated anything that effects the entire campus like this before.

Information Services made the decision to make Office 365 widely available because the price of the license that allows it do this is now significantly cheaper than the license that it used to have, which provided the program only to certain departments at the university.

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Anna Lieberman

Anna Lieberman

Anna is currently a news reporter for the Emerald.