Microsoft Office: Personal Devices

The following article applies to personal devices. For Public/Lab computers, see Microsoft Office: Public/Lab Computers.

Before You Start, you may need access to the following:

  • a Bryn Mawr College account
  • a personal laptop or desktop computer with internet access

Microsoft 365: overview

You can install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices simultaneously including laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets.

List of icons of Microsoft products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote

*Microsoft Teams & OneDrive must be installed separately.

**For a full list of all applications offered, see All Apps.

Install Microsoft Office

  1. Open Google Chrome¹ and navigate to
  2. If prompted, login using your College email address and password
  3. Click Install Office in the top-right, select Office 365 apps
    install office button
  4. To begin the installation, run the .exe or .dmg file that was downloaded
    Downloaded Microsoft application package in the browser's download bar

Tip: How to find a downloaded file 

  1. After the installation finishes, open any Microsoft Office application
  2. Sign-in with your College email address and password to active the software suite
    A window to enter email address to activate Office

¹Any internet browser works, but Google Chrome will provide the experience most consistent with these instructions.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor