Email – Activating Office 365 Student Email Account

The student e-mail address will be the address of record, and official school communications on topics varying from Financial Aid, Registration and instructor comments to campus weather outage notifications will be sent to the student e-mail address.  Remember to check it often!

How to activate student email:
Step 1. Log in to the college portal (the portal has a unique name at each school; the portal is your school’s registration system).
Step 2. At the upper right of the portal page will be a row of small icons. One of them will say student email.
Step 3. The first time you log in, you will see a Change Password screen, prompting for an Old Password / New Password.

Step 4. In the Old Password field, enter the default password (MonthDDYYY).
Step 5. You will then be directed back to the login page to sign in using the New Password you just created.
Step 6. After logging in, you will be prompted to the Outlook Web App to set up your Language & Time Zone. If you are not directed to this page, click the Office 365 icon at the top.

Step 7. Do not mark the box titled “Use the blind and low vision experience” unless you use screen reader software such as Jaws.
Step 8. Select your preferred language from the drop-down Language menu.
Step 9. Select your time zone from the drop-down Time Zone menu (Mountain Time is the 10th item from the top).
Step 10. Click OK to continue.
Step 11. Your student e-mail account is now activated and you are logged in for the first time. You will be able to send and receive e-mail for all your college needs.

To Change Your Password
Step 1. Click the Gear Icon at the top right, then choose Options.
Step 2. This will bring you to the Options screen.  Look for the Shortcuts to other things you can do section to the right.
Step 3. Click the Change your password option.

Step 4. This will bring you to the Change Your Password screen.  In the field that says Old Password enter your initial password again.
Step 5. In the “Change your password” area, type and re-type a new password you would like to keep for the account.  The bar between the two new password fields will show you how strong your chosen password will be: Password must be Strong.
Important! Make sure to remember your new password.

Step 6. It is recommended to check the box to make your password expire every 72 days.
Step 7. Click Save to continue.

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