Office 365


Microsoft Office 365 empowers users to create, collaborate, and innovate through a host of email, calendaring, and premier applications that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, at any time, on any device.

Through Office 365, users can seamlessly schedule meetings, create and share documents, and collaborate in one secure and consistent platform. With more than fifteen applications — including the Microsoft Office Suite products that users are familiar with — there are more ways to unleash productivity than ever before.

Getting Started: 

Office 365 will become available on a rolling basis. Users will receive information through email and area leadership when the relevant area or unit will gain access to Office 365. Until then, please visit the application page for more details about the innovative products that will become accessible with Office 365. There are multiple training resources available including live, in-person and self-paced options.

More Information: 

Office 365 at Penn State Website


This service is part of the Communications and Collaboration category.



  • This is an active service


  • Office 365 will be available to Penn State students, faculty, and staff members
  • Retirees will retain their current email service; retirees will be notified of any changes caused by the draft policy or any other policy changes
  • A this time, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center personnel will remain on their existing email system and will not be migrated

Information Security: 

  • Office 365 and its applications are not approved by Penn State University for the storage of High or Restricted information - learn more about information classification at Penn State
  • Moving the University to Microsoft Outlook, a single email and calendaring system, will increase the security of communications across Penn State
  • Outlook’s Advanced Threat Protection allows for easy monitoring and reduction of potential threats, meaning personal information, files, and research remains safe and secure


  • There is currently no charge to eligible personnel or their units for the use of this service


  • For Office 365 support, contact an IT Service Desk by submitting an online help request
  • Penn State also offers a significant number of training resources for users to learn about Office 365 applications