Microsoft Office

Product Information

There are 3 different versions of Microsoft Office available for users on campus, depending on their role at the University of Guelph. 

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Work on Campus) - for Staff, Faculty and Lab Installers
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Work at Home) - for Staff and Faculty
  • Microsoft Office 365 Education - For Students, Staff and Faculty



Microsoft Office is available for faculty and staff from the CCS Software distribution site under the Institutional Use Software section. Staff may acquire a copy of Microsoft Office for home use from the CCS Software distribution site under the Personal Use tab. Microsoft Office 365 is available for download directly from Microsoft.



Office for Windows is installed by running the Setup.exe program and following the prompts. You will be prompted to enter the license serial number you received when you purchased the product if you acquired the Work at Home offering. If you acquired the On-Campus offering, you will not need to enter a license key but your computer must be connected to the University network to activate your software against the license server.



CCS will ensure that the installation packages acquired from the Institutional Use tab of the CCS Software site for Microsoft products are complete and functional. Support for installation and use is provided as a best effort. Software acquired from the Personal Use tab of the CCS Software site is supported by Kivuto (formerly e-academy) by emailing .