In conjunction with Albion's Microsoft agreement, current students can download and install Office 365 on personal devices up to five times at no cost. Office 365 is the cloud-based offering of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.) Office 365 will always provide the latest versions of Microsoft Office applications and allow you to download updates during the time you are an active Albion student.
To begin the download, navigate to this website:
Office 365 for Students, does NOT have an installation/activation product key. You will need your Albion email address
) associated with Office 365 to activate your product and your Albion College network password.
After you click on "Install" it will provide you an option to "Run" or "Save." If you select "Run," it will donwload and begin the installation after the download has finished. If you select "Save," it will download and save the installer to a specified location on your computer. After the download is complete, you will need to click on the installer to begin the installation. The speed of the download and installation will depend on how fast your internet connection and computer are, but it typically take 40 - 60 minutes so please be patient.
Upon select the "Run" option, the installer will guide you through a series of prompts to complete your Office 365 install. You will see prompts relating to personal choice on the type of information you choose to send to Microsoft and background design. Once you have made those selections, you will see the loading page below:
After this is complete, you will see an "All Done" button. Select that and you are finished!
On a Windows machine, navigate to your Start menu and select the Office 365 program you want to use. On a Mac, you can use "Finder" to find Office 365 and move it to a location of your choosing.
Wireless Networking for Mac OS X
Click the AirPort icon at the top of your screen.
Select the "Albion" network from the AirPort network list that appears.
After selecting the Albion network, you will be prompted for credentials as shown below. Enter your network username and password, leaving 802.1x set to Automatic and leaving the "Remember this network" option checked.
At this point, you should be connected to the Albion wireless network.
If you require assistance, please
The Xerox Phaser 8560 and the HP 5225 color printers are capable of printing glossy magazine-quality prints and offer duplex printing. You can print from a 8.5x11 to a 11x17 on these printers.
You can send your project to be printed to
and a staff member will print it for you. Please also include in your email what size print you want, quantity (50 is the maximum) and the account number to be charged.
The following costs reflect the actual cost of printing (printer usage, paper and ink).
All prices quoted are for a sheet of paper (single or double-sided are the same price)
8.5x11 (regular size) regular paper - $.30/page
8.5x11 soft gloss or cardstock - $.50/page
8.5x14 (legal size) regular paper - $.50/page
11x17 (tabloid size) regular paper $1.00/page
11x17 glossy/brochure paper $1.50/page
Is it Phishing?
Attempts to gain access to one’s account information, known as phishing, have increased dramatically with the increased use of cloud resources. It is often difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate notice and emails that are phishing for your account information. If you would like to read more about what is phishing, please click the previous link.
It used to be that you could simply judge the validity by reviewing the grammar of the message. Now a more critical eye is needed.
Below is a sample of a phishing attempt that recently spread across campus. As you can see, it seems fairly legitimate, until you put it through the three step test.
Three Quick Checks
Below are three quick checks you can perform to help judge the validity of a message regarding your Albion Account.
- What are from: and to: fields? - If they are the same or you are not the only recipient you should be skeptical. Information Technology communicates only with individual users about their account's credentials, we will not send out bulk email about one's account.
- Is there a link in the message that points somewhere other than the identified URL? It is most likely a phishing attempt. The URL of the Albion Password Change Form is https://www.albion.edu/it/pwman and is the only page we would direct you to use to handle an account password issue.
- Is the message signed generically or is there an individual that you know sending the message? - When handling issues regarding Albion account information, you will be contacted directly by Information Technology, and we will always sign the message from a particular staff person.
- If you receive a message about your Albion Account from anyone not known to be in Information Technology you should question the validity of the message.
It is also common practice when we send you a message about your account to provide an alternative contact method, normally calling the Help Desk at (517) 629-0479, to confirm the accuracy of the information. Messages without alternative contact information should be handled with suspicion.
What to Do?
When you determine a message is phishing, the best course of action is to report it as phishing within Gmail. This will decrease the chances of the message landing in other’s inbox.
If you are a victim of a phishing attack and provide your account information, the first step is to change your password. The page you need to visit to change your e-mail password is: https://accounts.google.com/EditPasswd. Changing your password terminates the access gained through a phishing attack.
As always, should you have questions about phishing or how to more safely navigate this cloud based world, please contact the Help Desk.