About Office 365

Office 365 logo

Office 365 (O365) contains the same array of Office products and services you recognize (Exchange email, Office suite applications such as Word and Excel, OneDrive for Business, Teams, and so on), now provided through the cloud. There are additional features and wider access to tools you can use at work, school, and at home, while providing the latest software releases.

Access Office 365 apps by logging in to your CSULB Single Sign-On page with your CSULB email address and password.

Benefits of O365

New Email Benefits

Leveraging Microsoft's O365 Exchange email platform provides CSULB with enhanced email services, including:

  • 50 GB mailbox quotas
  • 100 GB of additional email archiving
  • Supporting various types of connections including Outlook, mobile devices, and Outlook on the web, OneDrive, etc.
  • MS Teams integrated within your Exchange online email, which supports secure instant messaging, video calls, and hosting online meetings.

Other Existing Benefits

Employees and students have had access to use the following O365 services:

  • Storage: virtually unlimited cloud storage through OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business can also be used to share documents with users outside of CSULB.
  • Free Software: Qualifying users (includes all active undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff) can install up to 5 copies each of Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on their personally owned computers, phones, and tablet devices of their choosing.
  • Mobility and collaboration: Work from most anywhere using Office applications with your favorite devices – PCs, Macs and mobile devices–and move and work with your Office documents locally on your device or in an online environment. Collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers with documents that are up to date and accessible from almost anywhere.
  • Content Management: SharePoint Online makes it easy to set up and manage online communities, wikis and blogs, make customized forms and create and manage content and documents. Employees can contact the local college or department technical support team for assistance with creating a SharePoint site.

O365 Security

Microsoft Office 365 provides secure and trusted cloud services to ensure University employees and students can utilize O365 services without fear of data security. More information about Microsoft's commitment to their cloud security can be found on their website.

O365 Service Eligibility

Office 365 services are available to current CSULB employees and students. Service duration varies:

  • Students maintain access for 395 days after graduation.
  • Faculty maintain access for 365 days after termination of active employment status.
  • Staff (including auxiliary staff) and volunteers lose access upon termination of active employment status.
  • Emeriti (faculty and staff) may maintain access to O365 email upon approval by either Faculty or Staff Human Resources. Note: access to downloaded Microsoft programs (e.g. Office Suite) will no longer be provided. Emeriti will either have to purchase their own license to retain access to downloaded Microsoft programs or can use Office On-Line found in the Campus Single Sign-On service.

O365 Support

In conjunction with Microsoft, the CSULB Division of Information Technology provides Office 365 support.

To request Office 365 services or report a technical issue, see the corresponding articles: 

Additional Resources

For additional resources for Office 365 software and services, refer to the following articles.

50% helpful - 2 reviews


Article ID: 58127
Tue 7/24/18 1:19 PM
Thu 1/26/23 2:33 PM

Related Articles (7)

Related Services / Offerings (1)

Employee business email services, which include personal and resource calendaring, contacts, tasks, and notes.