The University of Rhode Island -- Think Big We Do
To all URI Students:

We are pleased to announce that based on the requests and suggestions from students, and supported by research, our Office of Information Technology Services has migrated the University's system to a new Google-hosted email system.

Our new "" system network is now set up and is ready for your use! Now all undergraduate and graduate student email addresses become part of the "" network.

Your email User ID and password for are the same as those you use for Sakai, Wireless, or WebMail access. Your new email address will look like:

The link to this new email system, is located at the bottom of the URI home page.

This move does mean more than just a name and address change. It means many new features, including better storage, larger message size capacity, and more. All official University communication -- from faculty, Enrollment Services, Emergency Alerts, among others -- will be sent to students' addresses.

While your account is now active, the Office of Information Technology Services wants you to know some important transition dates:

  • May 23, 2010, becomes your official URI email address. Incoming email sent to your address will automatically be forwarded to your new address. This will continue until September 1, 2011
  • July 1, 2010, access to your address ends completely. If you discover that you left something you need on that address, contact the Help Desk
  • October 1, 2010, all student addresses will be deleted.
  • September 1, 2011, automatic email forwarding from ends. After that, all email must be sent to your new address in order for you to receive it.

    There are more details about the new system and our transition to Google-based accounts at the eCampus log in page and on the FAQ page. We hope this new system helps to improve e-communication throughout the University community.

    Donald DeHayes
    Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Thomas R. Dougan
    Vice President, Student Affairs

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