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How do I get an account?

    Important Points

  • Office 365 mailboxes are provided for all eID accounts that exist in the campus Active Directory (the COLOSTATE domain), except for undergraduate student accounts whose e-mail accounts are provided by Google Apps.
  • Mailboxes are associated with primary eIDs and secondary eIDs (as of 12/29/2014).
  • Resource coordinators may request exceptions for undergraduate students who are not eligible for Exchange mailboxes by default.
  • Mailboxes are provided as long as a user's eID is active.

To obtain an Office 365 mailbox:

  1. Log into the eID website at using your eID username and password.
  2. Click the Change E-mail Address link at left.
  3. Users who qualify for a Central Exchange mailbox will see Exchange options available and should select Central Exchange for E-mail and Calendaring.
  4. Click the Change E-mail button to submit your request.
  5. Within 2 hours, an Office 365 mailbox will be created for you. At this point you can configure an e-mail client, such as Outlook, to connect to your Office 365 mailbox or you can access your new mailbox at