How to Install Microsoft O365 for Free

Sandhills provides all students a free Microsoft O365 license. Please note if you currently have a Microsoft license that you purchased on your own and you plan to use the school’s license, you may have to uninstall your version of Microsoft before performing the following steps.

  1. Go to MySCC homepage.
  2. Click on the “Webmail” option.
    Webmail option on MySCC enclosed in a circle
  3. Login using your Sandhills email and password.
  4. In the upper right-hand corner, select your initials or it may be your profile picture.Screenshot of Outlook profile button in top right corner
  5. Select the “View Account” option.Screenshot of View Account option under profile
  6. On the left-hand navigation window, select “Office Apps”.Screenshot of Office Apps in left side navigation panel
  7. Under “Office apps & devices” select “Install Office”.Screenshot of Install Office button
  8. An OfficeSetup.exe file should either appear at the bottom of your browser or in your Downloads folder with a pop up window explaining the rest of the process. For clarity, I have included those steps below.Screenshot of OfficeSetup.exe file in browser
  9. Double-click the setup file.
  10. A popup window will appear. Select “Yes”.
  11. Office will begin downloading. It may take awhile.


If you come across any trouble with the installation process you can review their troubleshooting page or submit a ticket to the Sandhills IT Department.