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

OneDrive

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.

 

Microsoft Flow

Create workflows between your apps, files and data.

Outlook

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

Undergraduate students only

Power BI

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

Free version only

 

Activate and access your Office 365 account

Staff, faculty and graduate students

Activate your account

One time only

  1. Go to https://o365activation.uwaterloo.ca 
  2. Log in using your WatIAM credentials to continue

Note: this process can take 2 hrs

Access your account

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com
  2. Enter your email as username@uwaterloo.ca
  3. You will be redirected to Waterloo's sign in page
  4. Enter your WatIAM password and click Sign in
 

Undergraduate students

Activate your account

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 account

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com
  2. Enter your email as username@edu.uwaterloo.ca
  3. You will be redirected to Waterloo's sign in page
  4. Enter your WatIAM password and click Sign in

Get Office 2016 on up to five personal devices

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. 

Download Office 2016 on up to five personal devices

Office mobile apps

Office 365 mobile apps let you view and edit documents on the go while keeping your data secured. A consistent experience across devices helps you work anywhere on whatever iOS®, Android™, or Windows device you choose.

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

Apple logo

iOS

 

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.