Rice University Microsoft 365 Portal

Microsoft 365 is available for current students. Microsoft Teams is not currently available for students.

 Important Dates  Description
 Office 365 Account Access to Office 365 requires - login with netid@rice.edu and netid password
 O365 password reset To change your netid password:  Online Account Management System | MyNetID  | Forgot Your Password?

Access to Microsoft 365

Step 1: Go to the Microsoft Office Portal.

Step 2: Sign in to Microsoft 365 using NetID@rice.edu and click Next.

If you are still having difficulty logging in, please submit a support request using this online form.

Sign into MS 365

Step 3:  Select Work or school account.

select work or school account

Step 4: Enter your NetID password, click Sign in.

enter netid password

One Drive


Did you create new documentation during the Rice Office 365 Portal Migration { August 14-17) -  If yes, any new documents that created during the migration will not sync to your new OneDrive.  You will need to backup recent documents and add to your new OneDrive.

Missing data?
You can login to the old tenant with your previous account credentials: account@rice0.onmicrosoft.com where the account (your previous account credentials) and manually move this data.

Step 1: Before signing in to your OneDrive, if you created and saved documents to your local OneDrive (August 13 - 17), rename those local files by adding word such as "old" to the filename, such as old_filename.

Step 2: Click on the OneDrive Cloud in the system tray.

OneDrive System tray

Step 3: Select Help & Settings.

Help and Settings

Step 4: Select the Account tab > Add an account, enter NetID@rice.edu and your NetID password in order to associate account.

Add an account

Step 5: Confirm that your account has been associated. See example:

OneDrive -Rice University (NetID@rice.edu)

Add an account association


Microsoft 365 Training

Microsoft Teams

Will I be able to use Microsoft Teams?

  • Rice students do not have access to use Microsoft Teams at this time. Microsoft Teams cannot be assigned to Students.
  • You will still be able to use the  Microsoft Teams if you are identified as Staff or Faculty.  Rice NetID and NetID password.
  • The migration will not move your existing Teams and groups settings. You must recreate these after migration.

Check this KnowledgeBase periodically for updates.  Send your questions to: helpdesk@rice.edu 
For IT Status:  https://status.rice.edu

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Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-07-24 16:05 CSTUpdated:2020-11-24 16:45 CST
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