USC Email Policy

University Email Notifications to Students

Email Notification Policy

Email has been adopted as the primary mechanism for sending official communications to students at the University of Southern California. Students, therefore, must check email regularly in order to stay abreast of important messages and notifications. Failure to read official university communications sent to students? official email addresses does not absolve students from knowing and complying with the content of official communications. Faculty may use students? official email addresses as the official out-of-class means of communicating with students registered in their classes. Students must comply with course requirements communicated to them by email.


Upon arrival all students are assigned an official university email address that will be maintained in the university?s email directory for at least one year after the student?s last enrollment at the university.

All official university communications will be sent to this official university student email address.

Students may forward their email from their official university email address to another email address of their choice. The university, however, is not responsible for email forwarded to another email address.

How to set up Your USC Email

  1. Go to First Login on the USC ITS site
  2. Follow prompts to set up your new account

How to Forward Your USC Email to Another Email Account

  1. Once you have logged into your USC email account, click on Options
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Check the box next to ?Enable Forwarding.?
  4. Enter the email addresses you would like to have your mail forwarded to in the field (you may enter more than one address)
  5. Click on Save Changes