Microsoft Office for Students and Employees

All New River students and employees may obtain a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 for installation on personal computers and devices.  

Logging into Microsoft Office 365 (through the portal)

To access the Microsoft Office 365 applications, you must first login to the New River portal (  Here are the steps:

  1. Login to the New River portal (
  2. Click the Office 365 Email link.
  3. Located in the upper left corner of your Office 365 Email page is the icon for the Office App Launcher (it looks like a square with dotted lines - see screenshot), click it and then click Office 365. You'll see a link to Install Office, so click it and follow the directions.
  4. If you need assistance, please contact the New River Help Desk by calling 304-929-6725, e-mailing or going HERE to submit a ticket directly.

About Downloading Microsoft Office 365 Apps

After you click the "Install Office" link, the site will determine the version best suited for your computer and it will download. Alternatively, you can click the drop-down icon beside this button to "View other install options" and see what other options are available. 

If downloading the apps doesn't work, it may be due to limited space on your hard drive or that you're using a Chromebook or other non-supported device.  If so, you can still use the Office applications online from your Office 365 account. When you're viewing your Office 365 Email screen, you'll find links for all the Office 365 apps.  Simply click one to get started using the web version of that app.

If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk by calling 304-929-6725, e-mailing or use "Submit a request" at the top of this page.