Email Communications Policy


This policy is designed to formalize the use of electronic email for official University of Massachusetts Dartmouth communications.

Policy Statement

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has established email as a means of sending official information to enrolled students. To support this objective, the university provides an email account to all active University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students.

The university has the right to expect that email communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.

Students may have email forwarded from their official university address to another email address at his or her risk. The university will not be responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors. Subscriptions to email lists may require that you use your university address to send messages to the list.

Students are expected to check their university email on a frequent and consistent basis to ensure they are staying current with all official communications.


Computing & Information Technology Services (CITS) has overall responsibility for implementation of this policy.

The CITS Access Management team is responsible for distributing and maintaining official University of Massachusetts Dartmouth email addresses.

The content of official communications is the responsibility of the originating department.

Individuals using email are expected to adhere to the policies summarized in the "University of Massachusetts Responsible/Acceptable Use of Computing and Data Resources" available at: