Office 365, Email, New Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students
On November 28, 2018 - New Undergraduate students will automatically get Office 365 mailboxes when they complete NetID Claim.
On August 14, 2018 - New Faculty, Staff, and Graduate students will automatically get Office 365 mailboxes as they complete UI New Hire or NetID Claim.
An Office 365 mailbox will be created for them when their new NetID and
correct Staff or Student affiliation is added to their account. The Office
365 mailbox will be ready to use about 2 hours after they claim their
They will be able to use https://outlook.office.com
or email clients to
access their mailboxes. Please refer to the related knowledge articles
below for email client configuration instructions.
The change to campus on-boarding/admit processes - process change details:
Previously, new hires (faculty and staff) and admitted graduate students
were asked to create their Exchange mailbox through prompts in UI New Hire
or NetID Claim.
Undergraduates were previously provisioned Google Apps at Illinois mailboxes through NetID Claim.
For Undergraduate students, any that go through NetID Claim after November 28, 2018, they will receive Office 365 mailboxes. Information on the NetID Claim page will be updated as part of the change to reflect this information.
For Staff/Faculty/Graduate students, as of August 14, 2018, those sites will no longer create
mailboxes. Mailboxes will be created through auto-provisioning steps as
part of licensing for Office 365.
Staff/Faculty/Graduate students that already have a NetID but have not
created their Exchange mailbox through NetID claim or
partnercomputing.illinois.edu by August 14, 2018 will need manual
assistance from Technology Services to get a mailbox because they will not
have access to partnercomputing.illinois.edu, and auto-provisioning will
not catch their established NetID.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 217-244-7000 with the NetID and an
alternative email address we can use to alert that the mailbox is ready for