Install Office for Free

Currently enrolled students and active employees can now use Office every day for school, work and activities that are most important to them. There is no cost to download and run Office products on your personal devices through UNA's Office 365 subscription. This includes the Microsoft Mobile apps on smartphones and tablets.

NOTE: If you need Office 2019 on a UNA-owned computer, please email for assistance.

Who can install and use the Office products?
The subscription covers all currently enrolled UNA students and active UNA employees with an Office 365 account (UNA email account).

How many copies of the software can I install?
You can install the newest version of Office, currently Office 2019 for Windows and Office 2019 for Mac, on up to 5 devices.

What Operating Systems can I install the Office products on?
The Office 365 installation will work on computers running Windows 7 or greater, and Mac OS X 10.6 or greater. However, updating to the latest OS will allow you to take advantage of many benefits not supported on the older OS versions.

What is included with Office 356 license?
      - Office base applications for Windows
      - Office base applications for Mac
      - Office Mobile for iPhone/iPad
      - Office Mobile for Android

Will I be able to keep Office once I graduate or leave UNA?
No. The Office 365 activation is tied to your UNA email account. You must log into Office 365 at least once every 30 days so Office can verify that you are still an enrolled student or active employee. If you are or were a student who is no longer enrolled, or no longer employed by the University, and access to your email has been removed, the office installs you performed under the account will become read-only, so you will not be able to edit files with them.

Instructions on how to download, install, and activate the software are listed below.

Downloading Office 365 for Windows or for Mac
To download Office 365 software using either a Windows or Apple computer:

Installing and Activating Office 2019 using Windows
Once you have downloaded Office 2019 on your Windows computer:

1.  If you selected Run in the download instructions above, Microsoft Office will already be installing. If you selected Save, navigate to the .exe and double-click on it to start the installation. After a few minutes you will receive notice stating “Welcome to your new Office.” At this screen click Next.

2.  Follow the prompts through the installation, selecting the options you want.

3.  When all options are selected, a video will play explaining some of the features of Office. Once the video is done, it will ask you to Sign in. At the Sign in prompt, enter your email address, and click Next.

4.  Follow the remaining prompts and when complete you can begin to use the Office products.

Installing and Activating Office on a Mac
Once you have downloaded Office 2019 on your Mac:

1. If you selected Run in the download instructions above, a Microsoft Office 2016 window will open. If you selected Save, navigate to and double-click the .dmg installer to open the Microsoft Office window. Inside the Microsoft Office 2016 window, double-click the "Office Installer.pkg" to launch the Office for Mac 2019 installer.

2. Follow the prompts through the installation, selecting the options you want.

3. Once Office has finished installing, the Office Setup Assistant will open. Select Sign in to an existing office 365 Subscription and enter your UNA email address.

4. Choose Organizational account and enter your UNA email address and Unaportal password. Click Sign In and begin using your Office products.

Installing and Activating Office on Mobile Devices
1. Go to your app store on your mobile device:

iPhones/iPads - go to the App Store and search for Microsoft Office Mobile.

Android devices - go to the Play Store and search for Microsoft Office Mobile.

2. Install the app on your device.

3. After the installation is complete, open the app.

4. When prompted, enter your UNA student email address.

5. Select Organization account and type your Unaportal password.

On-Campus & Remote Support

Location: Collier Library, First Floor


Phone Number: 256-765-4865

NOTE: Because of operational changes made in response to COVID-19, masks are required for any one coming to the helpdesk office for assistance. Helpdesk staff will also wear required masks.


  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30am to 7:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED (we may still respond intermittently to emails)
  • Sunday: Assistance available by email from 2:30pm to 7:00pm

Web Support:

Faculty & Staff: Employees' Helpdesk Ticket Request