UC Berkeley provides all students with the Microsoft Office suite for free while they are enrolled at the school. The software will continue working as long as you remain an official Berkeley student, but will expire very soon after you graduate.
This software is provided and managed by Campus IST, not the law school. While we can help walk you through the downloading and installation process, we cannot provide the software to you ourselves, nor can we answer some account-related questions. For these questions, you need to contact email@example.com or reach out to Campus IST.
Obtaining the software
The Microsoft Office suite, along with many other pieces of software licensed by the campus, is available at Software @ Berkeley. To directly access campus information and instructions about your Microsoft software options, click here. Here are basic steps for downloading and installing the software:
You can download Office for your Windows or Macintosh laptop. You should also be able to use your Office 365 account to download and use Office apps on your mobile devices.
More information about the products and support, including support for mobile devices (Chromebooks, tablets and phones) can be found here.
Many students like to use OneNote to take notes in class. For Windows users, the Microsoft Office suite includes OneNote software that you can use to save local notebooks on your computer. (To use OneDrive storage, follow the same instructions as Mac users below.)
For Mac users, the campus Microsoft Office suite does include OneNote, but does not include OneDrive. OneNote for Mac requires the use of OneDrive. Campus will not enable OneDrive for @berkeley.edu accounts, so you must create a (free) personal OneDrive account and link it to OneNote in order to use the software.
To create a free personal Microsoft account, visit https://account.microsoft.com/account and click Sign in. You will be given the option to create an account if you do not have one. This account cannot be created using your @berkeley.edu email address.
Once you have a personal Microsoft account:
These steps will allow you to use the university-provided OneNote software with your personal OneDrive account.
Alternatively, Mac users can download Microsoft OneNote for free through the App Store on your Mac and create a firstname.lastname@example.org OneDrive account to use with it.