Student email

When you enroll at the University of Washington, you are asked to sign up for email service through UW Office 365 or UW G Suite by Google.

As a nursing student, you should choose Office 365 for your email service because you may be communicating sensitive information that cannot be sent via Google servers. Office 365 is HIPAA and FERPA compliant while Google is not.

If you previously signed up with UW Deskmail, you should switch to Office 365 before October 2018 when Deskmail will be no longer be active.

Set up your UW email account

Choosing your email provider

  1. Log in to MyUW to manage your email forwarding:
  2. Choose Forward to Office 365 and click OK
    UW Office 365

That’s it! You are now set up to safely send and receive emails using the UW Office 365 service.

Transferring Deskmail Emails to Exchange

If you are switching from UW Deskmail to Office 365, UW-IT has a tutorial on how to transfer emails from Deskmail to Exchange. Questions about this process should be directed to UW-IT at 206.221.5000 or