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What are my options for email?

UW offers two options for e-mail services: UW Office 365(FERPA/HIPAA compliant) and UW Google Gmail. Setting up or changing your e-mail service is done via the MYUW portal, which can be accessed here.

Which service should you choose UW Gmail or UW Office365?

Staff/Faculty - To provide a unified calendaring system UW Tacoma has selected UW Office 365. You must choose UW Office 365.

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership students, faculty and staff – due to FERPA and HIPAA regulations you must only choose UW Office365 as your E-mail service.

Students - You can choose either UW Office365 or UW Gmail. One thing to consider is if you are, or plan to become, a student worker at UW Tacoma you should choose UW Office365 in the event that your position requires you to participate in unified calendaring.


Can I forward my email to my personal account?

Official messages from the University are sent only to your UW email address. The university has no control or tracking on messages forwarded to third party personal e-mail addresses, so please do not forward your UW email to your personal email account. Refer to the UW Tacoma email policy for more information.

Where do I go to check my email?

Accessing your E-mail account can be done by using the tools drop down located at the top of the home page, or through your MYUW portal.

Is UW Google FERPA/HIPAA compliant?

No, only UW Office 365 is FERPA and HIPAA compliant. 


For more information on E-mail, such as configuring smartphones or using Office365, please refer to UW Seattle IT Connect or UW Tacoma Office365 resources pages.