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graphic representing Outlook mailIT Services will upgrade student email accounts from UWin Gmail to Outlook.

Upgrade to student email to enhance capacity for collaboration

IT Services will upgrade student email accounts ( from UWin Gmail to Outlook.

The University of Windsor is investing in this upgrade to provide students with:

  • the same email platform as faculty and staff, enhancing collaboration capabilities within the campus community;
  • a more integrated system with communication, creation, and collaboration tools all in one place; and
  • more secure email.

IT Services will pilot the Outlook upgrade with incoming Winter 2020 undergraduate students who have no previous student relationship with UWindsor. In addition, starting mid-January, students who accept offers of admission for future semesters will also use Outlook for their student email accounts instead of UWin Gmail.

The students involved in the pilot project will receive direct communication from IT Services in advance of the upgrade. New students currently receive a link to when they extend their UWin Account. This link will continue to work and direct students to the appropriate email system.

All other students will continue to use their student email accounts in UWin Gmail until spring or summer 2020 when the upgrade of all student email accounts is scheduled to occur. will remain active for accessing UWin Gmail. In addition, UWin Gmail will be an option from

Please note there will be no change to email addresses. It is only the tool students use for their email that is changing.

If you have a question about the upgrade of student email accounts to Outlook, share it with IT Services.

—Ericka Greenham