Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Welcome to Office365
Baruch's Student Email System
IMPORTANT: "We strongly recommend that you login to your e-mail account at least once every 6 months, to ensure that your messages and attachments are kept intact. In the event that you do not login to your e-mail account for an extended period of time, it will be disabled. To re-activate your Office365 account, please click here: How to Re-Activate your Office365 Account
What is Office365?
The Baruch College student e-mail system is web-based service, provided by Microsoft's Office365. This service is the building-block in providing a more feature-rich set of tools for collaboration using cloud-based Microsoft product offerings such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Additional services in the future will include chat and presence, video collaboration and more to compliment the previous additions of a shared calendar, address book and IM.
What are the benefits to Office365?
- Cloud-based email and calendars powered by Microsoft Exchange Online
- 25 GB of Storage Space per user
- Office365 Cloud-Based Web Apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote)
- Better Collaboration (Chat and Presence)
- Improved Mobile Access - Support for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone
- Keep Your Account Even After You Graduate
Prior students will not need to do anything to enjoy the benefits of Office365. Service will not be interrupted. The transition will be performed by Microsoft and need no action on your part. Your account login info will not change. However, There are a few things you will need to know:
Update Your Bookmarks
To login and check your Baruchmail, students must go to the following web portals:
Older links will NOT work. If you have used https://www.outlook.com or https://mail.live.edu in the past, these will NOT work using your username and password once your account has been migrated to Office365.
Two Separate Accounts:
BaruchMail (Office365) Account: You will continue to use Microsoft Outlook Web App or Microsoft Outlook to view and send email from your school account, but you will sign in at https://www.outlook.com/baruchmail.cuny.edu or http://mail.office365.com using the same user name and password.
Please note: In Office 365 you will not see our logo, but Baruch College still administers this account. This is also known as an "Organizational Account."
Personal Microsoft account: This personal account will give you access to all existing SkyDrive content, Messenger, and other Microsoft services. You will use the same user name and password that was used to access Live@edu. Note that Baruch College no longer administers this account. As a result, we cannot reset the password for you.
Mobile Device Settings Remain The Same
If you are using a mobile device to retrieve your email, you will not need to make any changes. Your mobile settings remain the same. To configure your mobile device, please view our page on How to Get Your Office365 E-mail on Your Mobile Device.
Regarding SkyDrive and Your New Personal Microsoft Accounts:
-Sign into SkyDrive using your user name and password
-Bookmark SkyDrive: https://skydrive.live.com
Existing SkyDrive Users
If you are utilizing SkyDrive currently to host files in the cloud, you will use the same username and password as you always have. This account is no longer administered by Baruch College. If you cannot access your SkyDrive and are in need support, you must visit:
You can transfer your files manually to your new SkyDrive once the transition is complete.
New SkyDrive User
Your Office365 account will now include a SkyDrive account using the same username and password. Baruch College will no longer be able to manage these accounts. If you need support, please visit:
If you use Internet Explorer 7 or earlier, you will need to upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer.
If you use Microsoft Outlook to read your email and use Microsoft Office 2003 or earlier, you will need to upgrade to Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 to continue using Outlook.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the
Baruch Computing & Technology Help Desk