Students and Office 365

Welcome to Office 365!

UT's Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to offer all students a Microsoft 365 account! 

An Office 365 account will give you free access to communication and productivity applications such as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) in addition to Microsoft TeamsSharepointPlanner and more. Over the next academic year, ITS is working towards auto-creating these accounts, beginning with Cockrell School of Engineering Fall 2021. 

Students outside of participating units should claim their account first, to take advantage of the awesome set of tools. You can claim your account following these steps

By next summer, all students will have a Microsoft account created for them when they join the university. 

 

FAQ Section:

 

What's the Difference Between My UTmail (Google) Account and my Office 365 Microsoft Account?

Office 365 vs. UTmail

Office 365 vs. UTmail

Office 365 and UTmail Features

Office 365 and UTmail Features

 

How Do I Claim an Office 365 Mailbox?

  • Claim Your Mailbox

    1. Log in to the Office 365 Management Tool with your EID.

    • If you do not yet have a mailbox, you will be presented with the Create My Mailbox page.

    • If a mailbox has already been created for you, you will see details about your mailbox.

    2. Enter your desired display name in the Display name box. Click Update.

    Display Name

    3. Enter your desired email address in the Email address field. Click Save.

    • If you have entered an email address which is already in use or is invalid, you will be presented with an opportunity to select another address. 

    Email Adddress

    4. You can add 1 additional alias and change their primary email address using the Secondary Mail Addresses field. Only the secondary address can be deleted, not the original.

    Secondary

    5. After a mailbox has been created, additional steps need to occur for full provisioning. That process may take up to one hour. You will receive an email at the official email address associated with your EID when provisioning has been completed.

     

 

 

What are the Multi-Factor Authentication Requirements? 

Office 365 MFA Requirements

Office 365 MFA Requirements

MFA for UTmail Business Accounts

MFA for UTmail Business Accounts

 

 

What Office 365 Tools and Features Will I Have Access To?

  • Available Tools and Features
    Office 365 Tools and Features for Students
    Access(PC Only)
    Delve
    Excel
    Exchange
    Forms
    OneDrive
    OneNote
    Outlook
    Planner
    Power Apps
    Power Automate / Flow
    Power BI
    Power BI Desktop
    PowerPoint
    Project Online
    Publisher (PC Only)
    School Data Sync
    SharePoint
    Stream
    Sway
    Teams
    To-Do
    Word
    Yammer

    Visit the Office 365 Portal to view the applications available to you for download and use.

 

 

How do I setup a forwarding address if I don’t want to manage this email? 

Email Forwarding  Mailbox Settings

Email Forwarding  Mailbox Settings

Email Forwarding Mailbox Rules

Email Forwarding Mailbox Rules

Email Forwarding Rules for Student Employees

Email Forwarding Rules for Student Employees

 

 

How do I make this email my official email address with the University? 

  • Change Your Primary Email Account

    Since email is an official method of receiving university and course communications, it is important that your email address on file with the university is kept up-to-date.

    To set your Microsoft email account (eid@my.utexas.edu) as your official university email address:

    1. Go to Update of Addresses and Email (EID required) in UT Direct. Locate the E-mail Address field at the bottom of the form, and type in your email address (e.g. eid@my.utexas.edu).
    2. Your updated email address will start receiving university email communications within one or two business days.

    3. Click Save Changes.

    4. Your updated email address will start receiving university email communications within one or two business days.

     

 

 

How do I change my Display Name in Microsoft? 

Update Your Display Name

Update Your Display Name