Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 2016 is the Missouri S&T campus standard.

For Students

All students have a free copy of Office Professional for Students through Missouri S&T (Microsoft Office Suite).  Instructions for obtaining this free copy can be found here: Office 365 Install Instructions. Contact the IT Help Desk at 573-341-4357 or visit the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library for assistance.

For Faculty and Staff

University-owned machines

All faculty and staff can request a free upgrade to Office 2016 on university-owned computers.

To request an upgrade, call the IT Help Desk at 573-341-4357. Plug-ins, like MathType, should be requested during the initial request as well.  

 Personal-owned machines

Missouri S&T faculty and staff can purchase a discounted version of Microsoft Office for their use at home through Microsoft's Home Use Program (HUP) as part the University's software licensing agreement with Microsoft.

Log into the UM DoIT "My Services" Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link portal and go to the Service Catalog > Software > Microsoft Home Use Program and follow the steps provided to purchase Microsoft Office.

About Microsoft Office

32-bit vs. 64-bit version

Most computers on campus run 64-bit, however, if you use Office plug-ins like Mathtype, you may need to use the 32-bit version.

What's new in Office 2016?

  • Cleaner look
  • Works with smartphones and tablets
  • For more features visit the Microsoft Office 2016 site Indicates that you will be directed to an external site by clicking on the link.

Minimum suggested hardware requirements

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 3 GB of available disk space; better to have some extra space for temp files
  • Screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800
  • Windows 7 SP1 or above operating system; Works best on latest operating system according to Microsoft
  • The browsers used should be the latest versions or the versions immediately preceding the latest versions
  • At least .NET 3.5; 4.5 LCR preferred

Call the IT Help Desk at 573-341-4357 (HELP) or enter a Help Desk Ticket Indicates that you will be directed to an external site by clicking on the link. online. Make sure to include if you use the Office plug-ins, like MathType.