E-mail Policy

Email is a valid mechanism for official communication with students at Northwestern University. The University has the right to send official communications to students by e-mail and expect that students will receive and read e-mail in a timely fashion.

Use of E-mail

All students will be assigned an official University e-mail address. All official University communications will be sent to this official University -mail address. This official University e-mail address will be maintained in the official University e-mail directory for each student.

Course-related use of e-mail

Faculty may assume that a student's official University e-mail is a valid mechanism for communicating with a student, and faculty may use e-mail for communicating with students registered in their classes. This policy will ensure that all students will be able to comply with course requirements communicated to them by e-mail from their course instructors.

Forwarding e-mail

The University will provide a convenient mechanism so that a student may have e-mail forwarded from the official University e-mail address to another e-mail address of the student's choice. Students who choose to have e-mail forwarded to another e-mail address do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for e-mail forwarded to any other e-mail address. Students must know and comply with all official communication sent to their official e-mail address. The University will not excuse any student who does not read or receive official e-mails in a timely manner.