Office 365

Category: Business Tools
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT


Office 365 is a free suite of programs that includes Office applications. There are two ways that you can use Office 365.  You can work in the cloud by using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, OneNote Online and more. In addition, you can install all of the same apps locally on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices.
Faculty and staff may still use a local version of Office Professional by installing the Campus Agreement offer for University-owned computers through the WebStore.

Exchange online is the new common email and calendar solution that will be available to faculty and staff starting Fall 2015.  This is a separate service from Office 365.


  • Work anywhere, anytime and across virtually any device by installing Office 365 on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices.
  • Stay current with automatic updates and releases for Office 365.
  • Access to unlimited secure cloud-based file storage and sharing.


This offer is available for free for all students, faculty, and staff with a valid UIC NetID and common password. You must install Office 365 before you can use the software. Once you leave the University, your Microsoft Office 365 subscription will end, however you may enroll in other available consumer or commercial offers at that time.


There is no charge for this service.


Phone 312-413-0003


Further Information 

Training Outlook, Word, Excel, Access
  Provided by

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

Provisioned nightly at 5:00am.

Incident Resolution Time

Local Incident resolution time, 2 business days. Vendor, 1 business day.


Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Tuesday nights from 10:00pm to 5:00am.
Approved ACCC maintenance window(s):
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC News and Alerts:
REACH distribution email list.
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.