The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) are issuing student email accounts to all new community college students upon acceptance, and students who had been enrolled at any community college since the Spring 2011. Starting January 1, 2013, the new email address is the ONLY email by which the college and your instructors will communicate with you. You can expect to receive official college communications that pertain to all students, as well as individual communication from administrative and academic offices, faculty and staff.

The email account will be yours for life.

Here are the steps for logging into your student email:

1. Enter the Microsoft Office 365 web address: (or click the button above)

2. In the User ID field enter your NetID [eight-digit Banner ID followed by (ex:]  NOTE: You will NOT use  your assigned email address to login with, you must use your NetID.  When you click on the Password field, you will see a redirect alert
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and then a pop up box that will prompt you to enter your ID and password again.
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3. Enter your information again into this authentication box. Your password is the same password that you use to login to  If you are new to the college and have not changed your password in my.commnet, you will need to do that first. See instructions in blue box below.
4. Click the OK button
5. You should now be logged in to your student email.

You can also view your new email address and log into Office 365 through the “Student Email Channel” in myCommNet:
  1. Log into using your Net ID and password (see instructions below if you’re a first time user)
  2. Click on the Student Tab
  3. The Student Email channel will display your new email account address and a link to the Office 365 Login page
  4. Click on the Office 365 Login link and login with your NetID and password, following the steps above.

Logging into for the first time and changing your password

If you’re a new student and you’ve never logged into, you will need to do so and change your password BEFORE you can login to your student email. Here are the steps to do that.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your NetID into the box. Your NetID is the same as the ID in step 2 above. If you don’t know your NetID, use the “Forgot NetID” tool underneath the ID and password.
    Your password is the first three letters of your birth month with the first letter capitalized (ex. Mar), the & sign, and the last four numbers of your social security number. An example password would be Jan&1234
  3. When you login, a box will pop up, prompting you to change your password. This is the password you will use to login to from now on, as well as your email.