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Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft has made their Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) available, for free, to faculty, staff and currently enrolled students for installation on their personal computers.  (NOTE: If you need Microsoft Office installed on a Loyola owned computer, you must call the Help Desk at X2255.)

Along with this personal use of Office 365, comes cloud storage called One Drive.  One Drive is provided by Microsoft and is available as long as you retain the account.  However, once you leave the university, (i.e. graduate, transfer, retire, resign, etc.), the Office 365 account will be removed.  When the account is removed, any data stored on your One Drive will be deleted.  

To prevent data loss, Information Technology backs up your Google Drive associated with your Loyola email account and graduates are able to keep their email account as long as they use it.   However, Information Technology does not backup or support your Microsoft account. This includes your One Drive.  The account owner is responsible for copying any needed data from the One Drive when departing from the university. This needs to be done prior to leaving the university since Information Technology cannot restore this data for you once the account has been removed.

If you would like to install Office 365 on your personal computer, use the link below.  Sign in with your Loyola email account.  The password is the first two characters of your first name, the last four digits of your social security number followed by LU.  (xx####LU)  If you need assistance, please call our Help Desk at X2255.