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Office 365 at Seattle University

To access Seattle University's Office 365 portal, go to: www.outlook.com/seattleu.edu


Office 365 - Seattle University's student email service

Seattle University has partnered with Microsoft to host SU student and alumni email services on Office 365.  Office 365 provides SU students with modern & expected email features, including large email quotas, lifetime email access, and easy interaction with SU Faculty and Staff.  Beyond email, Office 365 provides access to additional Office 365 resources like SkyDrive data storage and SharePoint team sites.

Student email accounts will be migrated to Microsoft Office 365 in Spring Quarter 2014.

Faculty, Staff, and other email accounts will remain on Seattle University's Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment.  There are no plans to migrate Faculty & Staff accounts to Office 365.


Does Office 365 change the way I use email?

  Yes, for the better!  Hosting email in Office 365 is a significant improvement to the way SU manages student email data.

Some email features stay the same: 

  • Email address stays the same - username@seattleu.edu.
  • All email content (including calendars and contacts) migrates automatically into Office 365.
  • Use https://pwreset.seattleu.edu to manage email account passwords
  • Students and faculty/staff will still see each other’s email accounts via a shared Global Address List.
  • Calendar and Contacts information can still be shared between students and faculty.

Some things will change: 

  •  Email quota increased to 50.0 GB - this is 100X larger than previous SU student email quotas.
  •  A new website - http://outlook.com/seattleu.edu - to access SU student email (students will see this new link if they try logging on to owa.seattleu.edu).
  •  A new server name - outlook.office365.com - to access SU student email from iPhones & Smartphones
  •  More access to additional Office 365 offerings (SkyDrive Pro, Office 365 applications, Office for iPad)
  •  No access to Seattle University's Exchange 2010 Public Folders.

Students who require features specific to Exchange 2010 (for example, Public Folder access for student workers and student club managers) can request "Student Access" email accounts.  These accounts do not replace existing student email accounts, and are designed to provide access to Exchange Public Folders.  Contact the SU Help Desk for more information.


What else does Office 365 do for students?

Seattle University is introducing Office 365 as an email solution for students and alumni.  Active students on Office 365 will also have access to:

  • SkyDrive personal data storage
  • Web-based versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Office for iPad 

Microsoft introduces new features with some regularity.  We will introduce support for additional Office 365 service offerings when (and if) they make sense for Seattle University students & alumni.


Helpful Links

- Office 365 at Seattle University

- Office 365 FAQ

How to: Connect to your SU Office 365 email

 - Connect your smartphone to an Office 365 account

- Resources for Office 365 Users and Power Users

- Reset your SU email account password     (if you forgot your previous password, be prepared to provide your SU Student ID number and other personal information)



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