Microsoft 365 License Renewal

CWRU recently renewed our Microsoft contract. As a result, people using the desktop versions of Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) may need to renew their license for Microsoft 365. To do this, go to and sign in using your CWRU email address (i.e. and passphrase. Then within a couple of hours, the new Office License will take effect and you will be able to continue to use the desktop applications.

All faculty, staff and students have access to the web-based version of Microsoft 365 available at This can be used until the desktop version is available.

If you’re off campus, sign into the VPN before opening Microsoft Office 365 products from your desktop. University computers that are not routinely on the CWRU network need to "check in" via VPN every few months to verify access to the Microsoft Office apps. For more information about the VPN, visit