Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 Software

Hillsborough Community College in coordination with Microsoft is offering Office 365, the latest version of Microsoft Office 2013, to HCC students for free.

This is activated using their Student email ( and is only for students currently enrolled for the semester.

Quick Start:

NOTE: Please advise users to log into their email to access Office365, and then they will have access to click on and use apps/icons.

How do I install Office 365 Pro Plus?

  1. Browse to login.
  2. Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose Office 365 Settings.
  3. Click Software to get started.
  4. Start your download!

Please note that you DO NOT need a product key. You should activate your Office 365 installation with your HCC Hawkmail account ( and your NetID password.

Experiencing an issue downloading or installing Office 365 Pro Plus?

What is included with Office 365 Pro Plus?

  • Office 365 for PC (Office 2013 base applications)
  • Office 365 for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications)

On how many computers can I install Office 365?
Each student can install and use Office on up to three machines being Mac or PC.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?
Yes, this is full Office on the PC and Mac and all are available for offline use.

What applications come with Office 365 for PC?

Word 2013, Excel 2013,PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Access 2013, Publisher 2013, Outlook 2013, Lync 2013, InfoPath 2013

What comes with Office 365 Pro Plus for Mac?

Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011

What are the PC requirements for Office 365?

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8

32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.

Computer and processor - 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory - 1 GB RAM (32-bit) OR 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.

Disk space - 3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution - 1024 x 768

What are the Mac requirements for Office 365?

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What happens when I'm no longer a student or graduate from HCC?
Once you are no longer a student or graduate from HCC, you will need to purchase a license or subscription directly from Microsoft to continue to use the programs on your devices, or you can uninstall them at that time.

Your documents that you created are still accessible and can be opened in other programs capable of opening those files types.

Topic Information
  • Topic #: 8356-32
  • Date Created: 2/13/2015
  • Last Modified Since: 9/21/2015
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