Southeast Technical Institute is now utilizing Office365 for students who need Microsoft Office for their classes. Office365 allows students to download and install the Microsoft Office Suite and use it while they are enrolled in classes at Southeast Tech. The license is attached to your Southeast Tech email account, and will automatically deactivate when your email account is removed (1 semester after graduation, or immediately upon withdrawal from Southeast Tech).

Instructions for accessing the Office365 page and completing the installation of Office are found below.

Microsoft Office Installation Notes:

  • If you currently have any version of Microsoft Office installed (an older version, a trial, Office365 from another company), you must log out of Word and uninstall your previous version of Office before you'll be able to complete the installation of Office365 from Southeast Tech.
  • This process can be completed anywhere that you are connected to the Internet. You do not have to be connected to the Southeast Tech network to install and set up Microsoft Office.
  • You need to know your Southeast Tech email address and password to access Office365. You should have received an email with this information when you registered for classes.
  • This process may take a while, depending on your computer.
  • If at any point in this process you get stuck, stop at the IT Support Center or call us at 605.367.4461 for assistance.

Basic Installation Steps:

  1. Ensure you have signed out of any existing version of Word installed on your computer.
  2. Uninstall any previous version of Microsoft Office on your computer. If needed, instructions can be found on Microsoft's Support Site.
  3. Reboot following the uninstall of any previous version of Microsoft Office.
  4. Go to and sign in with your Southeast Tech email address and password.
  5. In the upper right corner, click on your name.
  6. Click My Account
  7. On the left side, click My installs
  8. Click the Install Office button.
  9. Run the installer after it has downloaded.
  10. Wait for the installation to complete. This may take a while. If you get an error or if the progress bar doesn't move for 5 minutes or so, review the options available on Microsoft's Support Site
  11. After the installation, open Microsoft Word, and use the link in the upper right corner of the screen to sign in with your Southeast Tech email address.