Microsoft Office for Windows

Microsoft Office is an office suite for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS operating systems. On Microsoft Windows, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher. On macOS, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


This Microsoft Office installer is specifically for Columbia-owned desktop and laptop computers. If you are looking to install Microsoft Office on your personal computer, please check your eligibility on the Software Downloads page.

Eligibility to download Microsoft Office on Columbia-owned devices is generally limited to University officers, support staff, faculty and specific graduate/professional students at CUIMC and CBS.

If you are not eligible, you will not be able to download the installer and will be redirected to a page with additional information. For more information, please visit our Microsoft Campus Agreement information page.

Computer Requirements

Please make sure your computer meets the necessary requirements to install:

Download and Activate Microsoft Office

Save the installer to your hard drive and make a note of where you saved it.

Note: Office 2019 is not available as a download for Windows.

Note: If you start your Office installation while on a secure Columbia wifi or via the Columbia VPN, you may be able to skip Step 3

Windows 10

Open the .zip file and double-click setup.exe to run it. Read and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Windows 8, 7 and Vista

Double-click the installer (msoffice2013.exe for Office 2013) to begin installation. Read and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

To activate your Office download, follow the steps on our Windows/Office Activation page.