Accessing Microsoft Home Use Software for Faculty and Staff


All regular University of Pittsburgh full-time and part-time faculty and staff can download Microsoft Office 365 for personal use at no cost. Volunteer faculty and temporary staff are not covered under this agreement.



License Use

Software is for personal use. Faculty and staff must understand the Product Use Rights>, Microsoft's restrictions on how the software can be used.

Additional Information

Some software titles are available at no cost to all full-time and part-time University faculty through the Software Download Service via My Pitt ( Students can also acquire this software or use it in the Student Computing Labs. These products can also be purchased by departments for professional use on University computers.

Microsoft Software titles for home use that are available through your department

If your department has already purchased the Microsoft Campus Agreement, which includes Office 365 for home-use, you can access this software through

Note that home-use access of this software expires if you leave the University.

Subscription Option for Microsoft Project Online Pro and Visio Pro

Microsoft Project Online Pro for Office 365 delivers the latest version of Project Professional as a subscription through Office 365. Your software is automatically kept up to date (with options for customizable policies). Users on the go can work from the computer of their choice by streaming the complete desktop client with Project on Demand. Keep deployments simple, benefit from flexible options, and enjoy integration with other Office 365 products like Teams and SharePoint.

Microsoft Visio Pro for Office 365, available as a subscription through Microsoft Office 365, includes the same features, stencils, and shapes as Visio Professional 2013. In addition, it allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 10, or Windows 11. It also adds Visio On Demand, which lets users temporarily install Visio on any PC running Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. It automatically installs the latest updates (both feature and security) for the duration of the subscription.

Product Operating Systems Departmental Purchase (Includes Home Use Rights) Annual Maintenance Renewal Date Available through Software Download Service for Faculty
Project Premium for Office 365 Windows $101* June 1 No
Project Online Pro for Office 365 Windows $56* June 1 No
Visio Pro for Office 365 Windows $22* June 1 No

* Note:

  • These are subscription based applications.
  • These are annual licenses; they expire every year on August 31.
  • Prices are pro-rated monthly relative to the University's Microsoft contract anniversary date of August 31.
  • Requires a University of Pittsburgh username.
  • Please allow five business days for processing.

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