MS Office Download Instructions

We are pleased to be able to offer the latest version of Microsoft Office for both Windows or OS X for no charge.  Below please find the instructions for taking advantage of this free download. Also, available to students is a copy of Windows 10.


As usual please drop by the Learning Commons if you have any trouble or questions or contact Mr. Sirkka, Office... free... awesome!

There are 5 general steps to downloading MS Office.
  1. Register an account at using your St. Mary's email address.
  2. Verify your account by clicking the link in your email inbox.
  3. Purchase the software for 0 yen.
  4. Use the download link provided to download your software (Microsoft Account required).
  5. Install.
Specific Instructions.
  1. Navigate to in your favourite browser.
  2. Click the login button near the top right hand corner of your screen.
  3. If you haven't done so already, and you most likely have not, you need to register an account. Click the Register button to continue. Enter your information and identify yourself as a student. Be sure to use your St. Mary's email account.
  4. Once registered a verification email will be sent to your St. Mary's email account. Go there and click the verification link. This will bring you back to "On the Hub" and you'll be signed in.
  5. Scroll down the screen and click the "Start Shopping" link.    
  6. Select the version, Mac or Windows PC, of Office you would like to download.
  7. Add it it to your shopping cart.
  8. The price will be shown as Free.  You can ignore the other products which have a cost associated with them. However, note that you only have 31 days access to the MS Office installation files and product key. It would be a good idea to purchase the extended access or a backup disk. It is up to you. If you do decide to purchase, have someone with a credit card on hand.
  9. Click checkout and you'll be brought to Microsoft's acceptance form. You'll need to enter your username and full name as shown to 'accept' the agreement.
  10. Once you click I accept you can the scroll down and click "Proceed with order".
  11. On the receipt page you can begin the download procedure if you are ready. 
  12. Note also that your product key will appear on this screen. You'll need that for installation so be sure to come back and write down your product key and keep it some place safe for future use.
  13. Once you click start download, you will then need to sign up for a Microsoft Account. If you have an existing Hotmail, Outlook or Xbox account you can use this.  Otherwise, create one with your St. Mary's email account.
  14. Enter your product key when prompted.
  15. If only the Japanese language option is presented to you, don't worry! English will be available when you install.
  16. While that's downloading you might want to go back to your Receipt page and make a note of your product key.
  17. When the download is complete you can begin the installation. Have your product key handy and keep this in a safe place for future reference.