Faculty/Staff Email

Faculty/Staff E-mail & Calendar

RIT provides an email address and account for all students, faculty, and staff. This email account is created when you receive an RIT Computer Account. Your RIT Computer Account has at least one email address associated with it. If you set up personalized (students/faculty/staff) and/or named-based addresses (faculty/staff only), these additional addresses merely point to your RIT Computer Account. You can also make your @rit.edu forward to a different e-mail system, if you choose.


All faculty and staff are automatically subscribed to RITmail, the RIT Communication Center. To customize your subscriptions, please visit https://ritmail.rit.edu.

Access your Calendar in Outlook

Learn more about setting up delegates and accessing shared calendars.

Google Apps for Faculty & Staff

The Google Apps at RIT service is an opt-in service for your RIT Computer Account. Faculty/Staff can manage this at start.rit.edu.

By opting-in to Google Apps, you will have access to Google Docs and Google Drive. You also must agree to only use your Google account for RIT business purposes, follow RIT code of Conduct for Computer Use and RIT Network Acceptable Use Guidelines, and agree to the Google Apps for Schools Terms and Agreement.


The RIT Service Center provides knowledge articles with step by step instructions for the following FAQs related to email:

How do I set up Outlook on my computer?


Mac OS 

How do I get my RIT email on my phone?



How do I access my RIT email from any computer?

Check your email by accessing Exchange Online by going to https://outlook.office365.com. Log in with your RIT Computer Account username and password to see your inbox, calendar, and have close to full functionality that you would see in Outlook. 

E-mail Address Options for Faculty & Staff


Personalized Email Addresses

Your RIT email address is based on your RIT username. You use your RIT username to login to the RIT user systems.
Usernames are not email addresses; usernames usually looks like "abc1234" (for students) or "abcits" (for faculty/staff). 
Example of a default RIT email:
An example of an email address would be abc1234@rit.edu.

Personalized Email

You can set up a personalize RIT email address at start.rit.edu/MailPreference.
Then Look for Personalized email Alias
Enter your desired personalized email and scroll to the bottom and click Change my Email Settings.

Example of a Personalized RIT Email:

An example of a personalized email address would be aplusstudent@mail.rit.edu
The "@mail.rit.edu" portion of the address is required, so that the personalized email addresses do not come in conflict with regular RIT accounts whose email addresses end in "@rit.edu."


Name-Based E-mail Addresses

Your faculty or staff account allows another address, based on your real name. The address will be created based on your identity preferences, which are set at start.rit.edu.
So, if your staff account username is "abcits" and you set your identity preferences so that your name displays as a first and last name of "Amy Citizen," your name-based e-mail address will be: amy.citizen@rit.edu
How to set a specific name-based E-mail
1.     ­­Navigate to start.rit.edu/MailPreference.

2.     Look for Name based Email and click on “Name preferences page”

3.     Then click “Edit my name preferences”

4.      Select your name preference you want from the drop down. Click proceed when you are done.

Once you set up a name-based email address for your account, it is suitable for putting on correspondence, stationery, and business cards.

Exchange Online and Office 365


Please visit the RIT employee email changes knowledge article for more information.

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