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Email Accounts

WKU users are issued an email account in various ways depending on type of user.

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Employee Email

Employee email creation is either automated or upon request depending upon employment classification. Please review our knowledge article for the latest information. Access to Exchange Online is supported using the Outlook client or via the web.

Email addresses for employees are in the format of firstname.lastname@wku.edu. Employees should access email with their employee email address and Multi-Factor Authentication

Webmail   About Exchange


Student Email

Students are issued a TopperMail email account within 24 hours after their admission to the University. 

TopperMail email addresses are in the format of firstname.lastname###@topper.wku.edu. Students should access email with their TopperMail email address using Webmail and Multi-Factor Authentication.

TopperMail accounts are automatically converted to alumni accounts after graduation. 

Webmail   About TopperMail


Alumni Email

Existing users keep their TopperMail automatically as long as they access it at least once every six months. Alumni email addresses are in the same format as the Student TopperMail addresses, firstname.lastname###@topper.wku.edu. Alumni should access email with their TopperMail email address using Webmail and Multi-Factor Authentication.



Shared Mailbox Accounts

Visit the ITS Knowledge Base to learn more about the available methods for Accessing Shared Mailbox Accounts.

Access a Shared Mailbox


Retiree Email

Retiree email accounts will remain active and available for use by the retiree upon retirement.  Retirees must access the account every 6 months to keep it active.  This applies only to employees officially classified as "Retirees" by Human Resources.  If you have questions about whether you are officially classified as a "Retiree", please contact Human Resources @ (270) 745-5360. 

Email addresses for retirees are in the format offirstname.lastname@wku.edu. Retirees should login to webmail using their email and Multi-Factor Authentication



Affiliate Email

Affiliates are issued email accounts via a special process. Contact the ITS Service Desk to learn more.

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 Last Modified 7/8/24