Information Technology

Email Communications for Students

Purpose

This policy is designed to formalize the use of electronic mail for official University of Massachusetts Boston communications.

Policy Statement

UMass Boston has established e-mail as a means of sending official information to students enrolled in credit courses. To support this objective, the University has provided an e-mail account to all UMass Boston students.

  • The University has the right to expect that such communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.
  • A student may have e-mail redirected from his/her official UMass Boston address (@students.umb.edu) to another e-mail address at his or her own risk. The University will not be responsible for the handling of e-mail by outside vendors or by departmental servers.
  • Students are expected to check their University e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis to ensure that they are staying current with all official communications.

Responsibilities

  • The Provost has overall responsibility for enforcement of this policy.
  • The Division of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for distributing and maintaining official UMass Boston e-mail addresses.
  • Students are responsible for activating their e-mail account and service, and accessing their e-mail on a regular basis.
  • The content of official communications is the responsibility of the originating department.
  • Individuals using electronic mail are expected to adhere to the UMass Boston Acceptable Use Policy.