Information Technology

Email - Faculty/ Staff

The university maintains a variety of resources for electronic communication. All faculty and staff members are required to have a university email address and to check it regularly for university communications. Your email credentials are also used for WISER, Blackboard, Xythos, and other resources.

Checking your Faculty / Staff Email

The login link for Office 365 webmail is

For full information on UMass Boston email, including setting up mail clients and mobile devices, please see our Office 365 web page.

Applying for an Email Account

To apply for a UMass Boston faculty, staff, or departmental email account, you must submit a MS Exchange Email Form (PDF). Once you have completed it, return it to the IT Service Desk in the Healey Library on the 3rd Floor (090-03-007).

Create an email distribution list

You can request an email distribution list (PDF) which allows you to maintain a list of UMass Boston addresses that can all be contacted using a single email address. Sending an email to the distribution list causes it to be sent to everyone you have added to that list.

Lyris List Manager

If you need more functionality than a distribution list, such as the ability to include a non-UMass Boston email address, you can submit a Lyris list manager request form (PDF). This is a little more complicated to maintain, but it is capable of high volume communications and has many features not available with a distribution list.

Email for Life Policy

  • Faculty members who retire may keep their UMass Boston email accounts for life.
  • Staff members who retire and wish to continue using the university email system must formally request that their email accounts be kept active. Please send an email to indicating that you wish to continue using the university email system.
  • Email accounts of faculty or staff who resign from the university or are terminated will be deleted on the last day of employment.