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Email Upgrade

Wichita State changed the student email system and email address formats. Beginning August 30, 2016, all official WSU student email will be sent to @shockers.wichita.edu address.

Changes include
  • The ability to receive WSU email on mobile devices.
  • A much larger mailbox – 50 gigabytes.
  • Integration with the faculty and staff email system (calendars, address lists, etc.)
  • Free use of many Office 365 products.

For currently enrolled students, this means information such as financial aid, tuition and fees, Blackboard notifications and student newsletters will be delivered to the new email/webmail address.

Login to your email/webmail at: https://outlook.office365.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was this change made?
The university's goal is to serve you better. The current system was severely limited by space, and could not be easily accessed by smartphones and mobile devices.
How much email storage will I have?
Each user will now have 50GB of storage.
How do I login?

Go to: https://outlook.office365.com.

User Name: myWSU ID @ wichita.edu 
Password: Current myWSU ID password.

Can I receive email/webmail on my mobile device?
Yes. Smartphones or mobile devices that support Exchange/Active Sync should be able to connect.
Can I forward my email/webmail?

You will not be able to forward your @shockers.wichita.edu email/webmail.

Will I lose my existing email and contacts?

Learn how to transfer email from your old WSU account to your new email, @shockers.wichita.edu account:

           Logon to myWSU and open Help (blue cube, top right)

          Open Student email at the top of the page

           Look for the two Office 365 guides

 

Will mail still be delivered to my old email/webmail address?

After August 30, 2016, official WSU student email will not be delivered to @wichita.edu.

After October 3, 2016 all email deliveries to @wichita.edu will stop.

You will be able to access your student @wichita.edu email/webmail until November 27, 2016.

Which calendars can I view?
You can view free/busy entries for faculty, staff, and other students who keep their calendars up to date. Confirm with your instructor if their Outlook calendar is up to date.
I have questions that aren't covered here. Where can I go?
For more information, login to myWSU and select PNG Image