Information Technology

Office 365

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UMass Boston is pleased to offer all students, faculty, and staff 50 GB of email storage, 1 TB (1,000 GB) of file storage with sharing and collaboration features, office apps online, and a free copy of Microsoft Office.

Free Microsoft Office for Students

Students can download Microsoft office and use it on up to five devices as long as they are active UMB students.

Installation instructions here

Accessing your account

You can access your UMass Boston email, OneDrive storage, and Office apps online via the web at:


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to many frequently asked questions (FAQ), please see our

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

For introductory lessons on using the features of Office 365, including OneDrive sharing and office apps online, see: 

Office help and training

Learn your way around Office 365

Office Training Center

Some common scenarios explained at the Office 365 Training Center include:

If you're new to Office 365, Microsoft has help and general reference here:

Outlook web app help (general reference)

If you want to set up email on your computer or mobile device, see:

If you want to set up forwarding, see Forward email messages to another account

More Help

As always, if you need additional information, contact the IT Service Desk at 617.287.5220 or at







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