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Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus: The New Microsoft Office for Students

VWCC is happy to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage program.  Current students are able to download and install Microsoft Office desktop applications for no cost.

Who is eligible?

All currently enrolled students at VWCC are eligible to download Office 365 ProPlus.  Once you are no longer enrolled, your Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription will end. You may enroll in other available consumer or commercial offers.

Where can I download Office 365 ProPlus?

Students can access Office 365 ProPlus by going to:   http://office.vccs.edu

The login will be your full My VWCC e-mail address (e.g. student123@email.vccs.edu) and your password is your My VWCC password.

Does my system meet the requirements?

We strongly recommend that you have high speed Internet access to download Office ProPlus. Minimum System Requirements

What software can I download?

Eligible students will be able to download Microsoft Office ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile device). These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, and Publisher*.

*Windows PC client programs and/or features only. Cannot be used across devices!

Symantec AntiVirus

Students, faculty and staff can now download Symantec Antivirus products for use on their personal computers.  

PC Version 11.0.5002.333

Macintosh Version 11.0.3
Available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac

  1. Using your web browser go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/.
  2. Click the MY VWCC link located at the top in the dark blue banner. You can also find the My VWCC button in the lower right-hand column.
  3. Enter your Username and Password and click Log In.
  4. Click the Blackboard 8 option from the My Tools menu.
  5. Scroll down on the Blackboard Screen until you find the Free Anti-virus Software box.
  6. Click the “download it here” link at the bottom of the section.
  7. Read the License Agreement and hit the I Agree button at the bottom.
  8. Scroll down until you find your operating system.
  9. Follow the installation instructions provided on the web page.

Free Anti-Spyware Software

Have questions?

The Help Desk will make good faith effort to answer installation questions of VWCC clients via one of the option listed below. On-campus support will be given higher priority and resolution of home installation problems is not guaranteed. Note, support for home use of this software is strictly limited to college related work only!

Email: helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu

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Phone: 540-857-7354

Walkup: Business Science Building, Room M273

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:45am - 7:00pm & Friday: 7:45am - 6:00pm

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