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The City University of New York in conjunction with Microsoft are pleased to announce additional offerings available to students at no cost via the Student Advantage Program. Now available are software applications and online collaboration tools that will enhance your productivity and allow you to do more during your academic career at Baruch College.

This subscription is free and available to students who are active and currently enrolled in classes.

As a current student, you are allowed to install the desktop software on up to 5 different computers. Read below for more information, including instructions on how to download software for your PC or Mac. New students are automatically given access AFTER the registration deadline has passed.

Microsoft Software Offerings

Mobile Software Offerings

Installation Instructions

What Microsoft software is offered?

Software PC Mac
Access Yes N/A
Excel Yes Yes
Lync Yes* Yes*
OneNote Yes Yes
Outlook Yes Yes
PowerPoint Yes Yes
Publisher Yes N/A
Word Yes Yes

*Lync may be downloaded via the Microsoft Student Advantage program, however it can not be used with your BaruchMail account.

Can I use mobile device software?

Software Apple iPhone Apple iPad Windows Mobile Android
Office for iPad  No Yes No No
Office Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes
Word Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Powerpoint Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lync Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*
One Note Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Lync may be downloaded via the Microsoft Student Advantage program, however it can not be used with your BaruchMail account.

More information on Mobile Apps from Microsoft here.

Installation Instructions

There are two ways to get Office - follow the instructions below or click the graphic above and sign in with your BaruchMail account when asked. REMEMBER - Your BaruchMail account is an ORGANIZATIONAL Account.

Check the minimum system requirements by visiting Microsoft's support page.

Office for Windows Installation Guide

  1. Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft® Office.
  2. Go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/baruchmail/
  3. Log on to your BaruchMail account with your email address and password.
  4. While in your BaruchMail, choose Settings icon from the top-right menu.
    gear icon
  5. Choose Office 365 Settings.
  6. Select Software on the left panel.
  7. Click Install if you would like to begin the installation of Office 2013.
    *Please be advised - Baruch is standardized around Microsoft Office 2013 for maximum compatibility.
  8. NOTE: If you are unsure which version of Microsoft® Office you should install (32-bit or 64-bit), see the Which version is best for me? documentation.
  9. Select "Set Up" to download the installer file.
  10. Locate and double-click on the set up file to begin the installation.

      11. Click "Run" to complete the installation.


Office for Mac Installation Guide

  1. Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft® Office.
  2. Go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/baruchmail/
  3. Log on to your BaruchMail account with your email address and password.
  4. While in your BaruchMail, choose Settings icon from the top-right menu.
    gear icon
  5. Choose Office 365 Settings.
  6. Select Software on the left panel.
  7. Click Install if you would like to begin the installation of Microsoft Office 2011.
    *Please be advised - Baruch is standardized around Microsoft Office 2011 for maximum compatibility on Mac OS X.
  8. Once the download completes, double-click the Microsoft Office 2011.dmg file and run the installer.
  9. 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.
  10. Enter your BaruchMail address and click Next.
  11. If you are prompted to choose Microsoft Account or Work Account, choose Work Account (Please Note: Use Tab key if Keypad doesn't allow you to select Work Account).
    • 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.
    • Personalize your copy of Microsoft® Office, select your preferred setting for updates and click Continue.
    • After setup runs, you may be prompted with the Get Started with Office 2011 screen again. Quit the application and reopen to start using Microsoft® Office.

    If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the
    Baruch Computing & Technology Help Desk