IMPORTANT – Office 365 Login Changes for Students

Office 365 Log In

In order to prepare for the migration to the new Student Portal on “Go”, there will be some slight changes to the way you log into your Office 365 email. Beginning Thursday, October 13th, when you go to the Office 365 login page (, you will enter your Wake Tech email address. Once you enter your Wake Tech email address and press the Tab key to move to the next field (or use the mouse to click on the next field) to attempt to enter your password, you will be immediately taken to another login page. Enter your Key Account User name and Password on this page, and then click the Sign In button. Once you sign in, you will be taken back to your email account in Office 365.

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Step 1: At Office 365 login page, enter your Wake Tech Email Address Step 2: On the login page that immediately follows, enter your Key Account User name and Password.
Step 3: After signing in, you will be taken back to Office 365

Please contact the IT Service Desk at 919-866-7000 if you have questions.

Curriculum Students: Get Office 365 Software For Free

Curriculum Students:

You are eligible to download and install Office 365 software for free through Microsoft’s Student Advantage benefit. In order to be eligible for this benefit, you must have a valid Wake Tech email address ( email address).

Qualified students will receive:

  • The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, and Publisher (Office 2013 is the latest version)
  • Installation on up to five (5) PCs or Macs, and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPad
  • 1 Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Access to Office Online

Students can check their eligibility and sign up at For assistance in signing up, please see the help article How To: Get Office 365 for Free.

This benefit is only available to Curriculum students.

NOTE: Office suite version may not follow textbook/course assignments. Please verify with your instructor which version of Office your class is using.