Access Microsoft Office on your Devices

As part of Brookdale’s Enterprise licensing agreement with Microsoft, all full-time Brookdale employees can download Microsoft Office 365 FREE of charge!  This subscription will install the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and One Note) on your personal computer and mobile devices.  See the download instructions below.

All Brookdale Students have access to the Office 365 Web Apps suite, online web based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and One Note. 

Brookdale Employees and Students have a OneDrive account that includes 1TB of cloud storage from OneDrive, where you can store, share, and easily access your files.

IMPORTANT: Do Not save personal files on your Brookdale OneDrive account. Your Office 365  subscription continues as long as you are a currently enrolled Brookdale student or Brookdale employee and Brookdale continues the license agreement with Microsoft.

PC and Mac Download Instructions

Follow these easy steps to get Office 365 for home use.


NOTE for MAC User: You will be prompted with an activation screen after installation. Please select the second option which is “Sign in with a 365 account” (rather than the first option which is “Enter a product key”). Log in with your Brookdale email address and password.  This will activate your copy of Office.

Mobile Download Instructions

iOS Devices (iPhone and iPad – requires iOS 7.0 or higher )`


Android Download

Before you install any Microsoft Office 365 application, we recommend that you verify that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the product. Please review the information regarding Office 365 subscription plans for use on multiple PC’s or Mac’s and included cloud servicesSystem Requirements.

NOTE: If you have an earlier version of Microsoft Office (i.e. 2010 or earlier) installed on your home personal computer and have problems installing Office 365, you may need to uninstall the earlier version of Office from your machine.  Refer to the following Microsoft Office Support Documentation.

If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue: or contact the OIT HelpDesk at 732-224-2829

For information on accessing and using your OneDrive account, refer to the following Microsoft web based video tutorials:

Review the Microsoft Office 365 Training Library for self-paced training on all Office 365 products.  Also, review the Office 365 FAQ page.