Office 365


What is Office 365?

"Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 at Bowdoin  include services such as online storage with OneDrive for Business, access to productivity applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner

Bowdoin's Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which you can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) And you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. 

When will I have access to Office 365?

Office 365 is available now to all current faculty, staff and students. You can access Office 365 by going to and logging in with your Bowdoin username and password.

Piloting Office 365

At this time, we are treating our Office 365 roll-out as a pilot. This means that while the functionality is all there, some features and functionality may not work correctly or we may not have all the answers to how things Work exactly.


Most Office 365 applications are available to everyone. The most notable applications that are being used include:

  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Teams
  • Planner
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint


While we are in the testing and piloting stages of Office 365, if you notice a bug or are experiencing an issue with any of the applications, please click on "Report Issue" on the right to enter a service request. We have a team of staff working together to answer most Office 365 questions as quickly as we can.