University Email Policy

At Sacred Heart University, each student is expected to set up a University email account for use during the time in which a student is admitted and enrolled at the University.


Email shall be considered an appropriate mechanism for official communication by Sacred Heart University with SHU students unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email and read these emails in a timely fashion.

Assignment of Student Email

Official University email accounts are available for all registered students. Official university communications will be sent to students' official university email addresses.
Students are expected to check their email on a frequent/daily and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications.
Students must insure that there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for email to be delivered. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Forwarding of Email

Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official university network address, do so at their own risk.
The University is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address, and any such problems.