Western's Central Email Service FAQ

Who is eligible for a Western email account?

Every active student at Western is entitled to a Western email account (e.g. user@uwo.ca).  Current staff and faculty also recieve a @uwo.ca e-mail account and will use this account in any official communications with students.

When do I get this account?

An email account is created when:

  • an individual applies through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) to attend Western;
  • a new student who did not apply through OUAC is set up in the Student Administration system;
  • an individual returns to Western to study after a length of time;
  • an individual is hired by Western.

How long do I have this email account?

This e-mail account is provided to you for an indefinite period. Upon graduation, you will retain your @uwo.ca email address with no action required by you. If you graduate and return to Western, you will be given the same account.

How is the @uwo.ca email account used at Western?

All primary communications from the Registrar's Office, Dean's offices and departments will addressed to your @uwo.ca email. It is expected that you will keep your email in good working order.

I have heard about email for life, what is it?

Your @uwo.ca is now your Email for Life account.  Upon graduation, you will retain your @uwo.ca email address with no action required by you.  Check out Email for Life and Alumni Benefits for additional details on alumni service offerings.


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