FREE Microsoft Software for WWU Students

All current WWU students can download Microsoft Windows operating system upgrades (Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10) and the complete Office Professional Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for Windows and Mac OS at no charge.

This program was funded by WWU Information Technology for the 2012-2013 academic year. In May 2013 it was approved by student vote for Student Technology Fee funding for 4 additional years ending in June 2017.

photo of Microsoft Office 2013 software boxed product

Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2010

picture of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac box

Microsoft Office 2016 or  2011 for Mac


picture of Microsoft Windows 7 boxed software

Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7


Students who graduate can keep software obtained under this program.

To download the free software, students can go to the online store at Click Sign In, then Register to create an account using your WWU email address.

Once the Windows or Office 2010, 2011 and 2013 software is downloaded, it must be activated with the product code available on the website. If not activated, the software installs as a 30-day trial.

Be sure to save the installation file and the software product code in case you need to re-install the software!

Office 2016 requires signing in with a Microsoft Live ID. You can use a Microsoft ID that you already have or create one. This is not your WWU student ID or email address.

For additional information, go to the Microsoft Student Software FAQ.

Download and installation assistance will be provided for Microsoft Corporation by Kivuto Systems. For assistance:

  • in the Online Store, click the Help link in the top left corner
  • email
  • call Kivuto Technical Support at 1-888-396-1447 or 613-526-2881

Questions? Contact the ATUS Help Desk
Haggard Hall 123 or Academic Instruction West 310
360.650.3333 /