Student Email and Text

Office 365 is the official, College-provided electronic mail service used to notify students of important College business and information. Office 365 is available to students approximately one business day after they create their MySeminoleState account. Once students register for classes, no communication will be made to any other email address. To avoid missing important communications from Seminole State College, students must activate their student email account, read regularly and, if necessary, act on these messages in a timely fashion. Students should check their Office 365 account daily for time-sensitive communications.

All emails from the College and your professors will be sent to this account only. Messages sent to your Office 365 account may be forwarded to another email account (such as AOL, Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo), but students do so at their own risk. The College cannot provide technical support if problems such as lost or missing messages arise as the result of forwarding emails outside of Office 365. Students are responsible for the content of College communications sent to their Office 365 address. While messages in Office 365 can be forwarded, all email messages from a student to the College and his or her professors must be sent from the student's Office 365 account. By using your Office 365 account, you agree to these conditions.

In addition to being the College's official avenue for communication, Office 365 provides:

  • 25GB of inbox space;
  • The ability to sync your Office 365 account with a smartphone;
  • Access to OneDrive, which provides a limited version of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint so you can create or edit documents from any Internet-accessible computer (including Macs);
  • Access to download the full version of Microsoft Office on up to five devices;
  • Windows Live Messenger so you can chat with friends and classmates.

Seminole State Text is the College's messaging service to keep students informed about their records, important deadlines and campus emergencies. Messages sent via Seminole State Text include admissions alerts, financial aid notices, important deadlines, tuition due dates, registration notices, enrollment appointments and campus alerts.

Seminole State Text is not an alternative, but a supplement to Office 365. Students are responsible for checking their student email accounts regularly. Sign up to receive text messages. A MySeminoleState username, password, and a cell phone number are required for registration. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

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