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 email and expect that students will receive and read email in a timely fashion.
Use of email
All students will be assigned an official University email address. All official University communications will be sent to this official University email address. This official University email address will be maintained in the official University email directory for each student.
Course-related use of email
Faculty may assume that a student's official University email is a valid mechanism for communicating with a student, and faculty may use email 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 email from their course instructors.
The University will provide a convenient mechanism so that a student may have email forwarded from the official University email address to another email address of the student's choice. Students who choose to have email forwarded to another email address do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for email forwarded to any other email address. Students must know and comply with all official communication sent to their official email address. The University will not excuse any student who does not read or receive official emails in a timely manner.