Microsoft for Personal Use

Last Update:  July 6 , 2016

Microsoft for Personal Use

Gallaudet University is proud to announce the updated Microsoft education advantage program to students, faculty and staff.  This program provides free access to Office 365 and Imagine products for undergraduate, graduate and K-12 students at Gallaudet University and Clerc Center that purchased enterprise-level licenses.  Faculty and staff are also entitled to use these programs for work-at-home use. Availability of Microsoft products for installing on personally-owned computers, including iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices

  • Office 365 Education Plus for students, faculty and students
  • Imagine Standard for Students, Educators and Support Staff participating in current courses (all departments and K-12)
  • Imagine Premium for Students, Educators and Support Staff participating in university STEM departments' current courses

To access Office 365, sign-in with your Gallaudet email address at:  https://portal.office.com 

NOTE:  The downloadable Office 2016 or 2013 suite software is for use on personally-owned computers.  DO NOT install this software on Gallaudet-managed computers, as this will create license warnings because the first installation is tied to user's account who installed it.  Contact Help Desk for installing the proper version of Office for Gallaudet-managed computers.

To access Imagine products, visit:  Gallaudet Software Central  (Look for gallaudet.onthehub.com)

NOTE:  Office 365 doesn't have email functionality at this time.  Google Apps is still the primary tool for communication. 


Eligibility requirements for Office 365 and Imagine products:

  • Registered Undergraduate Students
  • Registered Graduate Students
  • Regular Status University Faculty and Staff
  • Regular Status Clerc Center Teachers and Staff
  • Clerc Center K-12 Students
  • Emeritus Faculty Members


Not eligible to use Office 365 and Imagine products:

  • Formerly or Retired Faculty and Staff
  • Visiting Faculty, Scholars and Students
  • Students attending non-credit courses and workshops
  • PST Students  (PST is not considered as UG and/or Grad programs)
  • Temporary part-time students, faculty and staff
  • Contract Staff
  • Alumni
  • Spouses or domestic partners of Faculty and Staff
  • Conference Attendees
  • Executive Education Attendees

Windows Operating System

Windows operating system is not available for personally-owned computer under this current program.  Windows with student discount is now available at Microsoft Store for Education website, http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/edu  and at Gallaudet OnTheHub website, http://gallaudet.onthehub.com for employees.