Information Computing and Technology Services

Office 365 for ECU Students

Communication, File Storage and Five Microsoft Office Downloads

ECU's Office 365 subscription for students is so much more than email. Along with email, calendar, contacts, OneDrive and communication services, users also have:

  • Full Office suite download for up to five computers (Mac and/or Windows).
  • Office mobile - apps for five tablets and five phones - Windows, iOS and Android.
  • Office online - create Office documents through a browser and share with anyone.
  • OneDrive cloud storage - 1TB/create, store and share documents or work offline with the OneDrive sync download.
  • Skype for Business - Text and conference with other ECU users and even other Skype users. Replaces Lync.
Office 365 Software

Office 365 Tour (03:24)

See how Office 365 can benefit you with this introductory video.

Get Started

  1. Your PirateID is mailed to you after acceptance to ECU. It is your last name + first initial + year of admittance.
  2. Next, activate your PirateID and create a secure passphrase at
  3. You can now log in to using your PirateID and new passphrase to access your Office 365 account.
  4. After log in, click the square dots icon (upper left) to access mail, calendar and other apps.*

    Open calendar and other apps

  5. The Settings menu accesses software downloads and personalization options for your account.

    Office 365 Settings

  6. Use your PirateID username/passphrase credentials to log in to Office 365, Blackboard, Pirate Port, Banner and more.
*Prospective students can access Office online; however, full functionality, such as the download feature, is only available to enrolled students.


Call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866/800.340.7081

*All ECU users are required to change their passphrase every 90 days. See the passphrase resources page for more information.

Contact Us

ITCS Admin - 252.328.9000
IT Help Desk - 252.328.9866
IT Help Desk - 800.340.7081
Classroom Tech - 252.328.9830
ITCS Leadership - 252.328.9000

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