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Required Student Email Address Policy

March 2002

In accordance with University of Georgia policy, every student is required to have an email address to which official University communications can be sent. It has been determined that, in the best interest of effective communications management, this address must reside on the University-maintained UGAMail email system.

Whenever a student creates a MyID, an UGAMail email account is automatically created. Some students may elect to forward their email to an address different from their official UGAMail account. Any student who elects to forward UGAMail email to a different email address assumes full responsibility for reading email at the forwarded location.

Students are expected to check their University email account, or the account to which their University email is forwarded, at least once a week.

It should be noted that this policy affects the email address listed in the UGA Online Phonebook. All students who have not elected to restrict directory information will have their UGAMail email address listed in the online directory.