Office 365 provides anywhere access to a robust set of productivity and collaboration tools for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students, as well as a secure, and reliable email experience for undergraduate students.

Create, connect, collaborate

Activate your Office 365 account to get access to the apps you know and love, or explore something new. 



With 5TB of storage,  you can store your files in one place, share them (even externally), and get to them from any device.

Microsoft Word


Going from a blank page to a valuable document is easier than ever.

Microsoft Excel


Discover and connect to data, analyze it, and visualize insights.


Microsoft PowerPoint


Take your presentation to the next level. Design presentations like a professional. 

Microsoft Sway


Create and share interactive reports and presentations. Let Sway do the design work for you.

Microsoft OneNote


Capture notes by typing, drawing, or writing. Organize and reuse your notes across all your devices.


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NEW! Chat, manage projects, and work on documents all in one place.



A rich email experience you can access from your desktop or web browser.

Undergraduate students only

Power BI

Power BI

Create actionable, dynamic, and engaging data dashboards to share.

Free version only


Activate your Office 365 account

Staff, faculty and graduate students

One time only

  1. Go to 
  2. Log in using your WatIAM credentials to continue

Note: this process can take 2 hrs

Undergraduate students

One time only

  1. Login to WatIAM using the same credentials as Quest
  2. Choose Change Password box
  3. Create new password and click Proceed
  4. Logout (top right corner)
  5. Your account will be created within 30 minutes

Access your Office 365 account

Through your browser

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email as (undergraduate students should use
  3. You will be redirected to Waterloo's sign in page
  4. Enter your WatIAM password and click Sign in

Office mobile apps

Office 365 mobile apps offer a consistent experience across devices allowing you to view and edit documents on the go, while keeping your data secure. 

Visit your app store to download Office mobile apps or find more information below.

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Add to a personal device

With Microsoft Office ProPlus, Waterloo staff, faculty, and students can download the Microsoft Office suite of apps on up to five personally owned devices/computers. 

Log in to your Office 365 account to obtain and manage your copies.

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Office @ Work

At work, or when using a University-owned computer, staff, faculty, and graduate students should use the locally installed version of Microsoft Office.

Please do not download Office 365 ProPlus versions to University-owned computers.