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Email for Graduate and Professional Students

As a graduate or professional student, your mail is delivered to two places: the student email system (G Suite) and the faculty/staff system (Office 365). You can read your mail in either location by logging into your preferred system.


What Office 365 Is

Office 365 is a cloud service from Microsoft that manages email, calendars, task lists, and address books. Cornell has contracted with Microsoft for Office 365 for faculty, staff, and retirees, as well as for graduate or professional students who need it.

What Graduate/Professional Student Office 365 Accounts Are For

Cornell Office 365 accounts for graduate or professional students are intended primarily to be used to perform university business while at Cornell, or when students are in countries in which their G Suite account cannot be accessed. Guidance about whether a graduate or professional student's work is considered university business should be determined by the department or unit who oversees that work.

For graduate and professional students, Cornell Office 365 accounts provide storage of up to 50 GB (gigabytes) and include email, calendar, tasks, and address books. These accounts are in addition to the G Suite account (previously called Cmail accounts) that every student receives, and/or the email account their department or college may provide.

  • Cornell Office 365 accounts for graduate and professional students are the same as Cornell Office 365 accounts for faculty and staff.
  • Unlike G Suite accounts, which can continue to be used by students after they graduate from Cornell, Cornell Office 365 accounts for graduate and professional students are deactivated after the student's affiliation with the university ends.

Use Your Office 365 Account

See the Faculty/Staff Email pages for information on using your account.

Incoming email is delivered to both the student's G Suite account and Office 365 account. However, actions a student does in their G Suite account (reading, deleting, replying, filtering, sending, inviting, etc.) won't be reflected in their Office 365 account, and vice versa. 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:33pm

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