Microsoft Office 2016 must be activated using a license key obtained from https://software.rutgers.edu
Connect to Rutgers VPN:
Order License Key
- Log on to: https://software.rutgers.edu
- Under "License Types" to the left, click on "Microsoft EES Software"
- Select the appropriate version of Microsoft Office
- Click the "Items" tab at the bottom
- Click Add to Cart
- For "Delivery Method" select "Download"
- Click Checkout
- Verify your email and click Next
- Click Submit Order
- Select My Software from the main menu at the top
- Select Microsoft Office 2016
- Click License
- Find the 25-character key from the "License Info" field
- Open any Microsoft Office application (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, or Word)
- Click "File"
- Click "Account"
- Click "Change Product Key"
- Enter the 25-character key from the "License Info" field found under "My Software" on software.rutgers.edu (see above)
- After entering the key, click "Install"
- Click Activate
- Click "Yes" to allow "Windows Activation" to make changes to your device.
If you are still receiving messages that Office is no longer activated, please submit a workorder.