This page provides information on the discontinued Microsoft Office Student Select licensing program for purchasing Office. This program has been superseded by the Microsoft Office for Students Distribution program.

Save your PRODUCT KEY. You have the only record of this activation code. We recommend you email the number to yourself or take a picture of it for safekeeping. You will not be able to purchase another copy.

  • Review your system requirements before opening your software. No returns on open packages.
  • Uninstall any trial, starter, or demo version of Office before installing your copy. They will interfere with the installation process.
  • Purchase limit: one copy per BU ID. Must be a current BU student enrolled and settled during the semester making your purchase. Alumni are not eligible.
  • Office 2013 is NOT compatible with Windows XP or Vista.

Complete Microsoft Office Student Licensing Agreement

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Office 2013 Professional Plus System Requirements

Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)
Hard Disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

Office for Mac 2011 System Requirements

  • Make a copy of your PRODUCT KEY for safekeeping! You have the only record of it.
Operating system Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
Processor Intel only
Memory 1 GB of RAM or more
Hard disk 2.5 GB of available hard disk spaceHFS +, also known as Mac OS Extended format
External disk drive DVD drive (or connection to a local area network if you are installing over a network)
Monitor 1280 x 800 pixel or higher resolution
Input device Mouse or compatible input device
Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 4 (KB952580) or later
Additional Requirements
  • Certain online functionality requires a Windows Live ID.
  • Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or later.
  • Safari 5 or later (recommended).

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These installer files are provided for systems that do not have optical drives. You must still receive the media discs, as they contain the PRODUCT KEY needed to complete the installation process.

Before installing make a copy of your PRODUCT KEY for safekeeping! You have the only record of it.

Office for Windows 2013

Office for Mac 2011

If you receive the error “MICROSOFTOFFICE2011.iso can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store” please see the following instructions:

  • Go to: Apple menu > System Preferences‚Ķ > Security & Privacy > General tab
  • Under the header “Allow applications downloaded from:”, change to “Anywhere”.
  • When finished installing Office, reset your security back to protect your Mac from malware and other malicious software.¬† See OS X: Gatekeeper for more details.