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OFFICE 365 (what is it?)

Office 365 delivers the latest academic productivity tools where ever you are including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more.

All currently enrolled students have a free subscription (not a trial version) to Office 365. It's in the cloud and with so much power now at your fingertips you may feel like you're on cloud nine.

Start exploring your Office 365 subscription now. Just visit the Salem State University homepage and "Sign In" to your student email account using your SSU login information. Once logged into email click on the app launcher to access the Office 365 apps.



Microsoft Office is not only the most widely used tool in an academic environment for documenting and organizing information, presentation delivery, and processing data. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a skill highly desired by employers.

Students can take advantage of the MS Office suite by choosing to download and install the full version or use the online (lighter) version which works best for those on the go.

View instructions here: MS Office



Email is the primary method of communication at Salem State University and in the larger academic community. All currently enrolled students are expected to check university email at least once per day.

Email accounts are quickly accessible through either a web browser or an email client. MS Outlook is the email client currently used and supported on campus. Outlook can be easily configured allowing you to retrieve and synchronize email. Download the MS Outlook app to configure and sync email on a variety of mobile devices, including, but not limited to, Android, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch).

To view Salem State email in a web browser visit the university homepage [] Click "Sign In" and enter your SSU login information. (

Click below for device specific instructions how to configure the MS Outlook email client:

> Windows 

> Mac OS

> Android

> iPad, iPhone


Outlook Web Access (OWA)


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Salem State University will never ask for your login and password information via email. If you receive an email that appears to be from Salem State requesting your username and password, do not respond.  Instead, please forward the email to: for investigation and delete the message. Any time the legitimacy of an email is in question, please forward the message to: for verification.

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