Office 365 and OneDrive for Students

Bowdoin offers all of its students a free license for Microsoft Office 365 and 1 terabyte of cloud storage in OneDrive.

Microsoft Office 365

What does the student Office 365 license include?

Office 365 comes with a full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote). Each student can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets (iPad).

The license also includes unlimited access to Office mobile applications on iPhone, Android, and Windows phones.

Where do I install Office 365?

Install Office and any mobile apps you want at:

Log in with your Bowdoin ID.

What are the hardware requirements for Office 365?

Office 365 is supported on PCs and Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher, and Macs with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads running version 7.0 or higher.


Microsoft OneDrive (1 terabyte of cloud storage)

What does the student OneDrive license include?

1 terabyte of cloud storage. Without the Bowdoin license, OneDrive includes only 5 GB of storage.

How do I get OneDrive?

There is no installation required for OneDrive. Access your account at:

Log in with your Bowdoin ID.

Can anyone else access my files on OneDrive?

You control who can access your files on OneDrive. Learn more about sharing files.

Can I get to my OneDrive files offline?

You need to download the files if you want to use them offline. When you are back online, you can sync the files so your online versions match your downloaded versions. Learn more about syncing files.

Can I edit files in OneDrive on a device that doesn’t have Office installed?

You can edit or view files in any browser using Office Online.

What if I already have a OneDrive account?

If OneDrive is set up with a personal email account, that account will not be impacted by your Bowdoin OneDrive account. If your OneDrive account is set up with your Bowdoin email address, contact the Service Desk to learn more about your options.


What if I need help?

Call the IT Service Desk at 207-721-5050 or if you have questions.


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