Free Microsoft Office 365 for Registered Foothill Students
As a currently-enrolled Foothill student, you have free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You may use Office 365 online or download it to your personal computer. You also get 1 TB of storage via OneDrive!
Important information about your Office 365 license
- Your license is tied to your registration status. While you are actively enrolled in at least one course, you will have access. This extends across breaks as long as you’re registered for the next quarter.
- If you’re registered for the current quarter but don’t register for the next quarter, your license will expire after the second week of the following quarter.
- Once the license expires, you will not be able to access the Office 365 applications nor the free storage on OneDrive. Be sure to back up data to your own storage device between quarters!
Accessing Office 365
Take a tour with your fellow students to see how to access Office 365.
To access Office 365, log in to MyPortal, enter your CWID and password, go to “apps” in the left-hand menu, then select the Office 365 tile as pictured below.
Logging into Office 365
If you’re logging in for the first time, Microsoft will ask for your email. Use the format email@example.com (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) to establish your credentials with Microsoft. You don’t need your password to access Office 365.