Activating Your University Email

These instructions are for all active students, staff, and faculty at the university. Before completing the following steps please make sure you have activated your NetID.

  1. Go to and enter your email address and then click on Next.

    Sign in Window indicating for you to enter your then a red box highlighting the "Next" button.
  2. On the next page, make sure to enter in your NetID password and then click on Sign in.

    Password window indicating to enter your NetID password and a red box highlighting the "Sign In" button.
  3. You will see a screen asking for Additional info required. Click on Next.

    Warning screen for additional security info with a red box and arrow highlighting the "Next" button.
  4. You will need to set up at least one of the two available secondary authentication methods and click on Finish. (Finish will be greyed out until the authentication method has been verified.)

    Authentication method screen that asks you to enter at least 1 of two authentication methods (phone and/or email) and a red box and arrow pointing to the "finish" button, which should no longer be greyed out, when the authentication methods have been verified.
  5. You will now be logged into your Microsoft Office 365 Account. Click on the Outlook icon and wait for your mailbox to finish preparing.

    Office 365 main page with the Outlook App button highlighted by a red box and arrow.

  6. When completed you will be able to access your new university email account.

Note for Students: Once your email has been activated you can update your preferred email contact for Campus communications in MyNevada via the instructions outlined in the Email section of the MyNevada Updating your Personal Information article.

Note for Employees: Some departments require a separate alias for University business. Please contact your department to determine if an alias is necessary. By default, all UNR employees will get the standard email address. If your department uses a special email domain other than, please fill out this New Email Alias Service Request Form. The email domain is the web address that comes after the @ symbol in an email address, such as or

If you have any issues activating your employee email account please contact the OIT Support Center.
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