Microsoft Office - Free Version

We now have an agreement with Microsoft allowing you to download Microsoft Office 365 for free on up to fifteen personal devices (PCs, Macs, tablets and phones).

How do I get it?

To download your subscription, go to Office 365.

Enter your Lamar email address and LEA password. For example,

This will direct you to the installation page, where you can access your FREE Microsoft Office 365 subscription.

O365 Portal



What's included?

Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription service plan that includes productivity software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.   This service will allow you to download these applications on up to 5 PCs, 5 Macs and on 5 mobile devices.

Who's eligible to get it?


All students who are accepted or enrolled in a current or future term at Lamar University are eligible.  Office 365 will be deactivated when you are no longer enrolled at Lamar University.


All faculty/staff who are currently employed at Lamar University are eligible.  Office 365 will be deactivated when you are no longer employed at Lamar University.

If you wish to continue to use the software after your access expires or you no longer are employed at Lamar University, you can purchase an Office 365 subscription.

Can I use the free version with other versions?

Microsoft Office 365 will install alongside your current Office installation.  See Upgrading to Office 365.  If you already have a full version of Office installed then you may not need to install Microsoft Office 365.  

Learn more with videos, quick start guides, and tutorials 

Questions about Microsoft Office 365?

  • See FAQs (answers to common questions)