Illinois Wesleyan provides email accounts to all Students, Faculty, and Staff. Your
email address consists of two parts: your username or NetID and our domain. For example,
Tommy Titan has an email address that looks like the image below:
The NetID is typically the first letter of your first name combined with your last
name and is limited to 8 characters. Popular names sometimes have numbers appended
to them (ex. Joe Smith may get a NetID like jsmith7 because of other similar names
that came before him). Long names are truncated.
The Dean of Students Office requires that all students check their @iwu.edu email
address. Important information regarding classes, registration, emergency updates,
and other important information is communicated via your IWU email address.
If you are unsure what your IWU email address & NetID are, try doing a directory search on your name. Just input your first or last name and you will get results back showing you your
official IWU email address. You can also use this tool to find colleagues and friends
email addresses as well.
Illinois Wesleyan University uses Google Apps for Education and as part of this service we use Gmail for our email with UNLIMITED storage for your messages. Gmail is a full-featured email client with built-in instant
messaging, voice and video chat, tasks, mobile access, and spam and virus protection.
You can view attachments sent to you directly without having to leave your Gmail account.
Multiple e-mail accounts can be consolidated if desired (ex. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail,
Secure Email. Google's HTTPS encryption keeps your mail secure as it travels between your web browser and
Gmail servers, so no one sharing the same Wi-Fi as you can read it.
You can freely compose an email while also viewing your inbox. Gmail makes composing
a message faster and easier and you never have to lose sight of other messages while
composing your current message.
Gmail Mobile app enables you to use Gmail on your phone and tablet.
Your account has unlimited storage meaning you'll never have to worry about a full
inbox or running out of storage space for all of your files.
Communicate efficiently and effortlessly. Gmail's input tools allow you to type in
many different languages. Gmail has over 100 input tools that allow you to type in
the language and keyboard layout you are accustomed to.