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Microsoft Office 365

Washington and Lee University now has a set of powerful email, web, and collaboration tools that can help you work faster and gain skills for the workplace. Microsoft Office 365 includes your favorite Office features online and allows you to create sophisticated reports and presentations, collaborate in real time with classmates, and share and edit documents from your phone, PC, or Mac. Office365 is free while you are a student.

What does this mean for you?

You have two separate accounts with the same user name and password that you use to access Live@edu.

  •  Office365 account. This account gives you access to your school email. Washington & Lee University administers this account.
  •  Personal Microsoft account. This personal account will give you access to all your existing SkyDrive content, Messenger, and other Microsoft services. Note that Washington & Lee University no longer administers this account. As a result, we cannot reset the password for you.

How will I access my account?

To access your email through a web browser, the URL for undergraduates and alums is The URL for law students and alums is You should be able to use those URSs now and continue to use them after the upgrade.

What should you expect?

  • Email. We will continue to use Microsoft Outlook Web App or Microsoft Outlook to view and send email, but you will sign in at a different website. 
  • File sharing. We will use Microsoft SharePoint Online for sharing files and Office Web Apps for creating and reading documents.
  • Instant messaging and online meetings. We will use Microsoft Lync Online for both instant messaging and online meetings.H

How do I sign into SkyDrive?

What are the settings to update my iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or my Blackberry, WindowsPhone, or Andriod device?

Theserver setting is If you are having issues with that you can try

Click here if you need help configuring your device.


  • For more information about the upgrade, see the Checklist for users.
  • Search the knoWLedgebase using "365" for frequent questions and answers.
  • If you have questions or need help, contact the HelpDesk at 458-4357 or email