GroupWise Retiree Accounts - NIU - Division of Information Technology






Retiree email migrating to Outlook starting June 8



Retiree Email

Every employee who is classified as being retired from the University gets a GroupWise retiree mailbox. It is free for 1 year after retirement date. After that, the annual renewal of the GroupWise retiree mailbox requires membership in the NIU Annuitants Association.

Request a Retiree GroupWise Account

A request can be made once your paperwork has been processed with the University. This request can be as early as two months before your retirement date.

  1. Go to > Email
  2. Select GroupWise Retiree Account and then Continue
  3. All information is required unless marked Optional. Click "Next."
  4. Review your request, then click "Submit."
  5. You can print a copy for your records.
  6. An information packet will be sent to your home address. 

In the GroupWise Address Book your "Department" will be Retiree.

Email Alias Swap

Your retiree address will be r followed by your employee ID You can change this to your work email alias.

Go to Change or Update Directory Information for instructions.

Your Retiree Mailbox

Mailbox Content

Your work mailbox content, including mail, appointments, tasks, notes, proxy access, resource mailbox ownership, and address books, will not transfer to your retiree mailbox.

The Helpdesk will be glad to help you retrieve emails and addresses and forward email to a different mailbox. Please allow sufficient time for this.

Your Work Mailbox Will be Deleted

Your work mailbox will be available for 210 days after retirement, after which it will be deleted