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Your Email Address and Alias

Student email address and alias

Your initial student email address is your Z-ID@students.niu.edu.

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

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

Faculty and staff email address and alias

Your initial email address is generally your first initial + last name@niu.edu.

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

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

Retirees - You can use your email alias from your employee account on your retiree account. 

If you change your email alias

  • 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 
  • notify the Helpdesk so your email alias in Blackboard is updated