Office 365 Instructions for Macintosh

To install the newest version of Office, follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please contact the HelpDesk.

  1. Go to and sign in with your UTHSC email and password.


    *If your credentials are not recognized, you will need to change your NetID password and retry after 10 minutes.

  2. Click the Install button to download the latest version of Office for Mac.

  3. Open the downloaded file to run the installation. (You may need to navigate to your Downloads folder to open the file)

  4. After you have completed the install process, open an Office application, such as Word and you will be presented with the Get Started with Office 2011 screen. Select Sign in to an existing Office 365 Subscription.

  5. Enter your UTHSC email address, and click Next.

  6. If you are prompted to choose the Microsoft Account or Organizational Account, choose Organizational Account.

  7. Enter your password and click Sign In. Your Mac may prompt you that "Microsoft Office Setup Assistant would like to access your contacts." click OK.

  8. Personalize your copy of office and select your preferred setting for updates and click Continue.

  9. After setup runs, you may be prompted with the Getting Started screen again. Quit the application and re-open to start using Office.


Questions? Contact the UTHSC HelpDesk iconHelpDesk.

Phone (901) 448-2222