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Installing Office 2016 on your campus desktop or laptop Mac

This article covers how campus employees can install Office 2016 on their campus Mac.

System Requirements for Office 2016

If you have not yet been upgraded to OS X Yosemite, contact the IT Help Desk at x7777 or [email protected] for assistance.

You must be on campus with a wired connection to follow these instructions.

Don't have permission to download programs on your computer? Contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.

1. Uninstall previous versions of Office and then restart your computer.

Applications folder

If you have Office 2011 on your computer, you will need to uninstall it. After uninstalling, restart your computer.

View this article from Apple on how to uninstall apps on OS X Yosemite.

2. Click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.

Go menu
  1. Click Go on your desktop menu.
  2. Select Connect to Server....

3. Enter afp:// in the Server Address and then click Connect.

connect to server screen
  1. In the Server Address, enter afp://
  2. Then click Connect.

4. Enter your campus username and password. Then click Connect.

Username and password
  1. Select the Registered User radio button.
  2. Enter your campus username and password.
  3. Then click Connect.

5. Select Office 2016 (Campus Only) and click OK.

Available software

6. Double click on the ISO file in the folder.

Office 2016 ISO file

The Office 2016 folder opens in your Finder. Double click on the SW_DVD5_Office_...MLF_X20-44037.ISO file.

7. Double click on the installer package.

Office 2016 installer package

Double click on  Microsoft_Office_2016_Volume_Installer.pkg.

8. The installation wizard starts. Click Continue.

Office 2016 installation wizard

9. Read the Software License Agreement and then click Continue.

Software License screen

10. Click Agree to accept the license agreement.

License agreement

11. Select a destination drive and then click Continue.

Installation destination
  1. Click on the drive where you want to install Office (usually this is your default hard drive).
  2. Click Continue.

12. Click Install.

Standard installation screen

13. Enter your installation password. Then click Install Software.

Installation permission screen
  1. Your computer will prompt you to enter your password to allow the installation. This is often the same as your campus password.
  2. Click Install Software.

14. Once the installation is complete, click Close.

Installation completion screen

15. Run Microsoft Update to install any updates.

Outlook Help menu
  1. Open any Microsoft program and click on Help.
  2. Select Check for Updates.

15.1. Click Check for Updates.

Microsoft AutoUpdate screen

16. Restart your computer.

It is recommended that you restart your computer before using any Microsoft programs.

Need More Help?

Contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.

View the Microsoft Office Help & Resources article.