Student impact: Upcoming changes to Technology at Southern

Student impact: Upcoming changes to Technology at Southern


The next scheduled email maintenance period will start at 6am on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 and will continue until 6am on Monday, November 23rd.  During this maintenance window, your Office365 account (OWLs Mail, OneDrive, Office Online, etc.) will be unavailable.  Regular on-campus resources and Blackboard Learn will be available during this time. Once completed, you will have a single username and password for all IT provided services at Southern Connecticut State University. Below, you fill find a summary of how these changes will impact you:

  • New Username for Office365: The username for your Office365 account will change from to  For example, on Monday, November 23rd, John Doe will sign in to Office365 using
  • Synchronized Passwords: Starting Monday, November 23rd, the password for your on-campus account will be synchronized to your Office365 account.  The password that you use to access Blackboard Learn or the on-campus computers will be the new password for your Office365 account.  

After these changes, you should pay attention to the following items:

  • Update any auto-filled information that might be stored in your browser (specifically, your username and password). 
  • Update your username and password on any device (computer, smartphone or other) that connects to Office365 features. 

Please contact us at the Help Desk for any of your technology questions, suggestions, or needs.

Thank You,

Nick Valsamis
IT Director