Division of Information Technology Services

Western's Central E-mail Service FAQ

Who is eligible for a Western e-mail account?

Every active student at Western is entitled to a Western e-mail account (e.g. user@uwo.ca).  Current staff and faculty also recieve a @uwo.ca e-mail account and will use this account in any official communications with students.

When do I get this account?

An e-mail account is created when:

How long do I have this e-mail account?

This e-mail account is provided to you for an indefinite period. Upon graduation, you will retain your @uwo.ca email address with no action required by you. If you graduate and return to Western, you will be given the same account.

How is the @uwo.ca e-mail account used at Western?

All primary communications from the Registrar's Office, Dean's offices and departments will addressed to your @uwo.ca e-mail. It is expected that you will keep your e-mail in good working order.

I have heard about e-mail for life, what is it?

Your @uwo.ca is now your Email for Life account.  Upon graduation, you will retain your @uwo.ca email address with no action required by you.  Check out Email for Life and Alumni Benefits for additional details on alumni service offerings.


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