Email is used as an official method for communicating with students. This policy stipulates that the University can convey relevant academic and administrative information to targeted student populations via their UAlbany email account. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the content of messages delivered to them in this format.
This policy pertains to all graduate, undergraduate and non-degree students. UAlbany email accounts are assigned to students when they become eligible to enroll for courses, and will be designated as the student's official email address for the purposes of University email communications.
Students are responsible for checking their University email accounts frequently and consistently, and for familiarizing themselves with the content of University messages. Because correspondence may be time-sensitive, students are encouraged to check their accounts daily. Use of the official UAlbany email account provided by the University is strongly encouraged. Students may opt to redirect email to an account of their own choosing, but do so at their own risk. The University does not guarantee delivery to forwarded addresses. Errors in forwarding, messages returned 'Mailbox Full' or 'User Unknown', or failing to check email are not acceptable excuses for missing official University communications.