UMass Boston

Office 365


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

Free Microsoft Office for Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty, staff and active students at UMass Boston can download Microsoft office and use it on up to five devices:  Visit installation instructions.

Claiming your account

New students, faculty, and staff members should claim their accounts to get started. This process will tell you your email address and allow you to set up security questions and set your initial password.

Changing your password

If you forget your password, you can use your security questions to reset it at our Password Management page.

Note: every time you change your password, be sure to update any devices, such as your phone, that have it stored, or you could lock your account locked out. See Avoiding Account Lockouts.

Accessing your account

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

Account access after leaving UMass Boston

Students keep their UMass Boston email account and Office 365 privileges for two years after leaving the University. If you graduated, though, you may request an Alumni Forward.

Staff generally lose privileges immediately upon leaving. However, retirees may keep their privileges upon request. Please contact the IT Service Desk.

If your account is scheduled for deletion, you can follow our brief guide to Migrate your data from UMass Boston to another provider.

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, visit: 

Some applicable information at the Office 365 Training Center include:

To set up email on your computer or mobile device, visit:

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations – all in one place. Learn more!


OneDrive for Business

More answers to more questions

You can search Microsoft's Office support knowledgebase using the search box.

More Help

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

Other Resources (Older versions of software)

Information Technology Services
Healey Library, 3rd Floor