Microsoft Office – Mac

You can create professional documents and presentations with Office 2011 available for the Mac. Office for Mac 2011, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, is compatible with Office for Windows, to enable collaboration on documents with virtually anyone, anywhere.

Platforms: Mac

Vendor Information: Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Office for Mac Support


  • Northeastern-managed computers: Microsoft Office 2011 is available as part of the standard configuration and requires no additional action to install.
  • Unmanaged Northeastern computers: Microsoft Office 2011 is currently available for local installation that will be provided directly by the ITS Service Desk. Submit a Locally Installed Software Request through the myHelp Service Catalog.
  • ITS-managed computer labs
  • Student personal computers: Direct from vendor. Northeastern students have free access Office 2011 ProPlus through the Microsoft Student Advantage Program. Learn more here. Download instructions. Installation instructions.
  • Faculty/staff personal computers: Direct from vendor.
    • If you have not been migrated to Office 365 or wish to purchase Office, go to the Microsoft Home Use Program for Office 2011 Home & Business.
      • After selecting the United States in the ‘choose your location’ screen, enter your Northeastern email address and the purchase code 11F78DA494.
      • If you are eligible, you will see a screen confirming your eligibility and receive an email confirmation with the next steps to purchasing MS Office 2011 for Mac
        at a greatly discounted rate.
      • For order or store related questions, complete the form on the web page or contact Digital River at 1.877.237.3165, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
    • If you have been migrated to Office 365, you may download Office 2011 ProPlus for free from Microsoft. Learn more about this option here.

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).

Updated December 2014