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Learn More About Office 365


Learn more about your Office 365 account.


Alumni Accounts

When you graduate from Seattle University, you will keep your access to your Office 365 accounts for life. This includes online access to Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. If you would like to set up mail forwarding with Office 365, please refer to the following Microsoft support article: Forward Email in Office 365 

Data Storage & Security

While Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud service, your Seattle U data (emails, files stored in Groups/SharePoint/OneDrive) lives on multiple synchronized data centers within the United States, and does not move outside the country unless you manually move it. All information stored within Office 365 is secure. For more information on Office 365 security, please Microsoft Office 365 Security. 

"Office 365" or "Office 365 University?"

Your "Office 365" account is provided by Seattle University to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is directly attached to your normal Seattle University ( account. 

"Office 365 University" is a fee-based software subscription between you and Microsoft that allows you to download and install Microsoft applications on multiple devices. Services purchased via Office 365 University are NOT tied to your SU account. More information about Office 365 University can be found online.


ITS does not currently have resources available to develop or manage SharePoint for SU departments. If your department is interested in developing and managing a SharePoint presence please contact the Service Desk at

More Resources

To learn more about Office 365, please visit Microsoft's Office 365 Learning Center.