Policy on NLU Student Email Account & Communications
NLU’s educational goals include assuring that all students have the skills essential in today’s and tomorrow’s electronic workplace. NLU also believes that electronic communications provide faster and more effective interactive communications than paper mail. For these reasons, NLU provides email accounts to all full-time and part-time students as soon as they register for a class. Once a student account is established, NLU will send official communications to each student via the student’s NLU student email account. Messages sent to this account will not be duplicated via paper mailings.
It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the student’s NLU student email on a regular basis. Failure to meet a deadline because a student did not read the student’s email in time will not be considered an extenuating circumstance. Students may access the NLU email from any computer with an internet connection. Internet access is available at NLU campuses and public libraries. Individuals with documented disabilities that prevent them from using a computer may request accommodation through NLU’s Department of Diversity, Access and Equity at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other individuals who prefer paper communications may obtain them by completing a request form and paying a fee. Forms are available on each campus. Use of the Student Email system is governed by the Acceptable Use of NLU Information Technology policy, available online at http://oit.nl.edu/documents/Acceptable_Use_Policy.pdf.
Students have two email accounts. Their general assigned NLU email account as well as an email through Desire2Learn, the online classroom site. Please be sure to check both accounts to ensure information is not missed. Your instructor(s) will use the Desire2Learn account to communicate information regarding the coursework in that platform. It's critical that you're checking this account as well.
For assistance with Student email, contact the Help Desk at 866.813.1177 or visit the NLU website at www.nl.edu.