Information Technology


Access a Department, Lab, Club, College or Student Organization Email Account

If your department, laboratory, student or College organization email account is an IT Support Services managed account, once you are given permission for the account, access it by using your web browser and going to our Amherst Web Mail or Outlook Web Access (OWA). See our instructions below.

If you are not sure what kind of email account you have, contact the IT Help Desk and we will let you know.

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Email and Calendaring

Amherst students, faculty, and staff automatically receive an Amherst email mailbox when they join the College. Casual employees receive a mailbox at the request of their supervisor. Student organizations can request an email account or a listserv mailing list by using the Campus Center's student organization registration form.

The College email servers run Microsoft Exchange, which provides Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and other functions. Your messages and other data remain on the server until you explicitly delete them.