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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin

E-mail as Official IU Communication

The university reserves the right to send official communications to students by e-mail with the full expectation students will receive and read these messages in a timely fashion. Official university e-mail accounts are available for all registered students. Official university communications will be sent to students’ official university e-mail addresses. For IU Bloomington, this is the address.

You are expected to check your e-mail frequently and consistently to stay current with university-related communications. In addition to monitoring your university e-mail account, you may want to check for course-related e-mail within Oncourse. The same user ID and passphrase is used for Oncourse and the university e-mail system. For more information about Oncourse, visit

If you have your e-mail forwarded from your official university e-mail address to another address, you do so at your own risk. The university is not responsible for issues that may impact proper or timely transmission of—or access to—e-mail forwarded to any other address. Any such problems will not absolve you of your responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to your official IU e-mail address. Instructions to set up or cancel e-mail forwarding are available at