E-mail & Accounts
Your NetID account
Your NetID is the electronic key to a variety of computing systems and services at Duke. Used in combination with a strong password, the NetID provides access to online resources such as personal Web space, the university's online calendaring tool and Sakai.
Faculty and staff
Duke provides all students with e-mail accounts. However, depending on the student's affiliation, different services are used.
Between December 12, 2012 and December 13, 2013, all undergraduate students were provided with Duke Exchange accounts.
Prior to December 12, 2012, all undergraduates students were provided with DukeMail accounts. Graduate students are provided e-mail accounts according to their school affiliation:
- Graduate School: Students within the Graduate School are provided with Office 365 accounts. Learn how to set up your Duke Office 365 account or get answers to some FAQs.
- Fuqua School of Business: Students within Fuqua are provided with Office 365 accounts. Learn how how to set up your Duke Office 365 account or get answers to some FAQs.
- Nicholas School of the Environment: Students within the Nicholas School are provided with Office 365 accounts. Learn how to set up your Duke Office 365 account or get answers to some FAQs.
Individual departments may provide other e-mail systems. We also provide group e-mail and shared mailboxes.
**Please note: All accounts created prior to December 12, 2013 (DukeMail and Duke Exchange) will be migrated to Duke Office 365 in early 2014.**
Accessing your mail via the web
See Web Interfaces for Duke's Mail Systems for links to the web interfaces for some of the mail systems on campus.
DukeCard serves as the official identification card for currently enrolled students, full- and part-time faculty and staff, alumni with a valid Duke Unique ID Number, contractors and visitors, and spouses and same-sex spousal partners of Duke graduate students, faculty and staff.
Your DukeCard allows authorized access to facilities and services, including buildings, parking lots, campus events, ePrint and Duke Libraries. DukeCard also provides access to Duke dining and flexible spending accounts. Visit the DukeCard website for more information.
Office 365 is used as the calendar system for the Duke community. Office 365 offers several features that can be used through Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web Access to make scheduling and using resources easier. If you require a shared calendar for your department, please contact your local IT support. If you are not provided with an Office 365 account and want access to the Calendar system, please contact your local IT support.
Duke offers instant messaging using Jabber.
Members of the Duke community can change their personal and departmental listings and look up other Duke people using the DIRECTORY SEARCH on the OIT account self-service tool.