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MS Office Free to All Students. Oh…Don’t Forget to Connect to Wifi!

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Yep…Free! What is free? MS Office to all Montclair State University students!

Programs Included

Programs included are: Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Other programs are available for offline and online use to best prepare you for classes, too. As long as you’re a student here and the program continues, you’ll be able to use this software for FREE!

Get The Details

  • Install on up to five compatible PCs and Mac’s, plus five tablets.
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing.
  • Use the same programs as your professors to ensure full file fidelity.

Get Microsoft Office Today!

For PC and Mac:

  1. Visit the Office in Education Website
  2. Click through to sign in with your school provided credentials
  3. Download
  4. On the installation page, select your language
  5. Install

For iOS and Android 

  1. Download from your app store for iPad, iPhone or Android
  2. Sign in with your school credentials for full editing capability

You will need Montclair email address to sign in. Please Note: you will need to use your netid and then mail.montclair.edu address. Example: rocky@mail.montclair.edu.

Having Trouble Installing?

If you have trouble installing Office, view the “Install Office On Your PC or Mac” guide.


Don’t Forget to Wifi!

Montclair State University students/faculty/staff can connect to the Internet, via WiFi through one of three wireless networks:

  • MSU-Secure
    This is the recommended wireless network for all Montclair State University users because it provides enhanced protection for data that is transmitted to and from your wireless-capable device. Most modern laptops and other wireless devices are able to connect to this network.
  • MSU-WiFi
    A more open/non-encrypted wireless network this network is intended to be used only by older devices that are not capable of attaching to the MSU-Secure wireless network.
  • MSU-Guest
    This network is intended only for temporary visitors to campus who do not have a University NetID. The MSU-Guest network is limited to providing convenient access to the Internet for web browsing and other common activities.

How Do I Connect?

You can connect to the MSU-Secure and MSU-WiFi networks using your Montclair State NetID and password.

To connect to MSU-Secure, just select it from the list of available networks on your device’s wireless menu:

  • For Windows, click the wireless icon in the task bar.
  • For MacOS click the wireless icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

It’s Ok To Accept: If you are prompted for a username and password to connect, enter your Montclair State NetID and password. It is ok to ‘accept/trust’ the security certificate if you are asked to do so.

If you have difficulty connecting to MSU-Secure, please see below for further instructions and assistance. If you don’t have time to troubleshoot and need to get on the wireless network immediately, you can still use the non-encrypted MSU-WiFi network by selecting it from your device’s wireless menu.

How-To Instructions

You can access set-up instruction for all three networks: Network Access and Registration.

Got Questions?

If you have questions about network access and registration contact the Information Technology Service Desk at 973-655-7971 or itservicedesk@montclair.edu.