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

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Get Started

  1. Your PirateID is sent to you by letter after your acceptance at ECU. It is your last name + first initial + year of admittance.
    Example: PeeDee Pirate's PirateID = piratep14 | email address =
  2. Use your PirateID username to log in to Office 365, Blackboard, Pirate Port, Banner and more.
  3. Register your PirateID at the passphrase maintenance website and set up security questions and passphrase.
  4. Next, log in to using your PirateID and new passphrase to access your Office 365 account.
  5. Click the Office 365 icon (upper left corner) to find resources and software downloads.
  6. You are required to change your passphrase every 90 days.


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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