Hours available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, once your email list is established.
Email lists may take up to 2 business days to be created; Instructor Class Lists take an additional day to have the students automatically subscribed.
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.
Electronic mailing lists (email lists, also known as discussion groups) offer a highly efficient way to both disseminate information to a large number of people and hold long-distance discussions among many people. They are commonly used by UW students, faculty, and staff to communicate.
Email lists may be established for UW students, faculty, or staff who need a list to further their work at the University of Washington. Staff ownership and use of email lists is subject to the approval of their departments and supervisors.
All email lists must have at least one owner who is a current UW student, faculty, or staff. Additional owners do not have to be affiliated with the UW. All email list owners (including owners not affiliated with the UW) must have a valid UW NetID.
Service Level Description:
Setting up a Mailman list gives you an email address of the form <listname>@u.washington.edu A special computer server processes mail sent to this address, screening it according to rules established for the list. It then distributes a copy of the message to every list member. List owners can manage their lists, adding and deleting list members and making changes to how the list operates via an administrative Web page set up for their list.
Holders of UW email addresses get many services that control routing and delivery of email.
By default, UW Information Technology filters viruses and some spam sites for all email users.
All users can set email forwarding to a different address. Users of UW Email (UW Deskmail) can create automated vacation messages, write custom filters and rules for email delivery, and control filtering of spam email through Email Delivery Manager. Users of other email services like UW Exchange, UW Gmail, and UW Windows Live should refer to the documentation for those services to find out about message handling options.
Owners of devices that send email (like certain copiers or medical imaging machines) can authorize those devices to send email over the UW network.
Email Delivery Manager (vacation messages, junk mail filtering, and custom rules) for UW Email (UW Deskmail)
SMTP authentication exceptions
Email Forwarding: Anyone with a UW NetID, depending on the NetID service options selected;
Email Delivery Manager: Users of the UW Email (UW Deskmail) service;
Departmental calendars use the same software as the UW Events Calendar to build unit-specific calendars that are available at a unique Web address. These departmental calendars can be customized to match a departmental identity.
A department may advertise a set of specific departmental events meant to serve the members of a department.
Another use is to offer a branded view of a filtered set of events (such as the Arts) from the UW Events Calendar.
People who use departmental calendars can export calendar events for import into other software packages.
None at this time
UW faculty, staff, and students in the department
How to Order:
UW units can request departmental calendars by sending an email message to email@example.com.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasional maintenance windows may be scheduled.
This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.
<p>8/24/10: Changed Service Rep from Janice Granberg to Tom Lewis</p>
<p>1/27/12: Changed Service Rep from Tom Lewis to Janice Granberg who is the Service Manager, per Service Catalog meeting 1/27/12</p>
<p>2/14/12: Added "Occasional maintenance windows may be scheduled" in Availability section. Updated reviewed date and next review date. Updated Internal Team names.</p>
<p>2/16/12: Fixed link for Get Help</p>
<p>3/19/12: Changed Service Rep to Karin Roberts</p>
UW events of interest to the UW community and the public
The UW Events Calendar lists events of interest to the general public as well as to the immediate UW community. The UW Events Calendar is available on the Web at: http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/
Authorized UW staff can make entries in the UW Events Calendar.
People who use the UW Events Calendar can filter views based on kinds of events (e.g., Arts, Lectures, Deadlines), and may subscribe to calendars via RSS, or export calendar events for import into other software packages.
Mass notification including telephones, text messaging, email, and an outdoor public address system
During emergencies, effective communication requires using a variety of methods and tools to "get the word out." The UW Emergency Notification system includes:
UW Alert: A self-subscribing program where faculty, staff, and students can sign up to be alerted to emergencies on campus
UW Outdoor Alert: An outdoor public address system
UW Alert was developed to disseminate official information during emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt the normal operation of the UW or threaten the health or safety of members of the UW community.
UW Alert is offered on a voluntary, self-subscription basis for current UW faculty, staff, and students at UW Bothell, UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and UW Medicine.
UW Alert delivers messages to subscribers on a "best effort" basis to email and to Short Message Service (SMS) text-capable wireless devices, such as many cellular telephones.
UW Alert notifications are also available on Facebook and Twitter.
UW Outdoor Alert
UW Outdoor Alert is a public broadcast system for communicating quickly and effectively in the event of a disaster or emergency. The broadcast towers also include emergency phones with direct two-way communication with the UW Police Department.
UW Alert Exception:
There is a scheduled weekly maintenance window every Saturday, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., when service may not be available. Other maintenance windows may be scheduled on an ad hoc basis.
This service is covered in part by the Technology Recharge Fee and in part by central funding.
Computer hardware and software for people with disabilities
Access technology allows people with disabilities to use computer hardware and software. Examples include text-to-speech, keyboard/mouse alternatives, speech-to-text, refreshable and embossed Braille, writing tools, and more. The Access Technology Center (ATC) on the UW Seattle Campus provides a venue for using, testing, and evaluating this technology. Students, faculty, or staff drop in, call, or send email for information on accommodations for access to hardware, software, or online resources.