Your email address and alias - NIU - Division of Information Technology




Your Email Address and Alias

Student email address

Your initial email address is your

Faculty and staff email address

Your initial email address is generally your first initial + last 

You can create and change an email alias

If you do:

  • your old email alias can't be used for one year by anyone, including yourself
  • email to your old email alias won't be delivered and it isn't recoverable 
  • Faculty and staff - notify the Helpdesk so your email alias in Blackboard is updated

Your email alias must be unique within the system. It can contain a-z, A-Z, 0-9, - (dash), _ (underscore) and . (dot).

Step by step instructions to change your email alias - How to Change or Update Directory Information.