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Student Email

The University of Houston provides students with an email account which is accessible via the UH email icon in AccessUH or Outlook in Microsoft 365 Online . To ensure that you are receiving critical University information, students need to regularly check their UH provided email. 

Outlook provides a single location for organizing and managing day-to-day information, from email and calendars to contacts and task lists. This account also provides access to the full Microsoft Office 365 installation for Windows and Macintosh computers along with cloud storage and other useful features for performing your course work and teamwork with your classmates. 

To access your CougarNet email mailbox online, log into your Microsoft 365 account:

  1. Log into Microsoft 365:
  2. Enter your User ID:  ex:
  3. Enter your CougarNet password
  4. Our 2FA (Duo) will prompt you for access. More information on Duo can be found here.
    Student Email New DUO prompt
  5. Select Outlook


Name Changes

User IDs and email addresses can be updated to reflect legally recognized name changes. To request an account or email rename, complete the Account Rename Form.

  •  Address ownership will be verified using your Cougar Card.
  • Names must be changed in official University records before email addresses can be updated.