Instant Messaging the Honors Program

How to IM with the Honors Program

As a student at Marquette you have access to all apps in Microsoft Office 365, including Skype for Business. This is different software from the free Skype that many of you probably have, with greater functionality. Regular Skype won’t work for IM’ing us.

Download Skype for Business

  1. Go to portal.office.com and in the email text field, enter your MARQUETTE email, in this format: firstname.lastname@marquette.edu (not mu.edu — that alias does not work in Office 365). After that you will be prompted to enter your password (same one you use for CheckMarq).
  2. Go to “Install Office Apps” top right > Other Install Options.
  3. On the left side you’ll see “Software” – click that and you’ll see Skype for Business as an option. When you click that, you’ll get the “install” page. Download and install Skype for Business.
  4. Once you’ve installed the software you will again be prompted for your Marquette.edu email address and password.
  5. To IM with us, simply search for Karalee Surface (or any other MU contact) – the contact will come up, double click on it, and an IM window will open.