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.