Download Office 2019 FREE from UB

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Published April 9, 2019

The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote are included in this free download for students, faculty and staff. Here are the steps you need to take to download and install MS Office 2019.

Download and unzip the files

Visit the software downloads page on the UBIT website, select your device type (Windows or Mac), and pick Microsoft Office 2019 from the list of available software.

After you download the file, unzip it and run the installer. If you’re installing Office 2019 on Windows, all you have to do is right-click the installer, select Run as Administrator, and following the instructions on screen.

If you’re installing the Mac version, you’ll also have to run the included serializer file.

Mac: run both files

It is important for those installing Office 2019 on a Mac to run both the installer and serializer files, in that order. If you don’t run the serializer, you will be stopped when you try to run an Office program and prompted to either buy a copy of Office, or log in with another account.

Running the serializer fixes this problem. Once you run the serlializer, you should be able to begin using Word, PowerPoint, Excel and every other Office program immediately.

Get updated automatically

Once you run both files, you can configure your version of Office 2019 to automatically download and install the latest features and security fixed. Just go to Help and select Check for Updates, and select Automatically Download and Install.

Get help with software

The UBIT Help Center can assist in installing UBIT software on your machine, and other problems with technology. Visit, or call 716-645-3542.

Students can also schedule the Tech Squad to meet them anywhere on campus for FREE. Pick your appointment online—visit