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Network and Email Accounts

Network Accounts

Students attending Seattle University are provided with a single Seattle University network account. The network account is used to login to computers on campus and to services such as email, ANGEL, and SUOnline.


Seattle University provides each student with a single email account.  This email account is linked to your network account, so that both share the same username and password.

SU email accounts provide access to Seattle University email, calendars, contacts and tasks. Student accounts  are currently hosted on Microsoft Exchange 2010, and have a 500MB size limit. You will receive notification via email when your account is near or has exceeded the size limit.  All email is scanned for virus and spam content.  Please discard any unwanted spam emails.

In September 2013 SU student and alumni email accounts will begin migrating to Microsoft Office 365.  Office 365 provides larger email quotas and a lifetime email account that doesn't change when you graduate.  To learn more about Office 365 at Seattle University please click here.

Seattle University account passwords are set to expire every 90 days.  If you have not logged into your account or changed your password in the last 90 days you may be required to change your password.  Network accounts with non-expiring passwords are not allowed by University policy.  The use of Seattle University network accounts is governed by Seattle University Computer Acceptable Use Policy.

Requesting Access

There are several options available for accessing your Exchange email account. 

  1. Outlook Web Access (OWA) can be accessed from a web browser at https://owa.seattleu.edu.  Internet Explorer 7+ provides the best experience for accessing your account using OWA.  OWA can be accessed via other web browsers, but with a reduced feature set. 
  2. Microsoft Office Outlook (Exchange mode) from a PC.  On campus desktop and laptop PCs, Outlook 2007 will apply your network computer login to auto-configure your Exchange email settings.
  3. Students can access their email via their iPhone and other supported smartphones. For more information, please click the "Get Help" tab.  
  4. Technical Support

Network Accounts and Microsoft Exchange are supported by the OIT Help Desk. If you have a question about your account or if you are experiencing are a technical problem, please contact the OIT Help Desk or call (206) 296-5571. If the issue is determined to be technical in nature, you will be asked to open a support request. To better assist you, the OIT Help Desk will request the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your Seattle University email address
  • Another method for contacting you (non-SU email address, phone number, etc)
  • Please note: The Office of Information Technology will never ask you for your password

Related Information


Browser/certificate warnings


Recent improvements to website security may generate warnings on the browser(s) you use to visit your favorite websites. Websites around the world (and at SU) are replacing older "SHA-1" certificates with newer, stronger "SHA-2" certificates. While we update SU websites, you will want to keep your internet browser up-to-date with the latest patches.

Upcoming Maintenance

October maintenance

OIT will perform Planned Systems Maintenance on Friday October 17th from 6pm - midnight.

Services (wired & wireless access) and applications (Email, SUOnline, Canvas LMS etc.) will be intermittently unavailable during maintenance. 

Everything should be working after maintenance is complete; if it's not, we will let you know vie email & this website.

System Status

System is Online There are no current network problems or outages.

Service Now

Please click here to login with your SU email address and password.