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. email@example.com). 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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