E-mail is an official communications channel of Piedmont College and is a principal medium through which it conducts its business.
All students, faculty, and staff, including adjunct faculty and part-time employees, have Piedmont College e-mail accounts, either on the Exchange system or the Lions system.
All members of the Piedmont College community are expected to monitor their Piedmont College e-mail regularly and to deal with business in a timely manner. Failures to activate and monitor one’s Piedmont College e-mail account does not exempt one from responsibility to act upon college-related matters.
All new students, faculty, and staff, including adjunct faculty and part-time staff, are expected to activate their Piedmont College e-mail accounts, if necessary, and to begin monitoring their e-mail during their first week of enrollment or employment.
Introduction to Outlook
In response to the growing need for an updated, user-friendly and secure means of providing email service for its students, the Department of Information Technology is implementing a brand-new Student Email System for Piedmont College using Microsoft's Outlook Live system.
Now, you can have the same freedom and functionality as the popular web-based Hotmail/Live service with the added advantage of an .edu address.
Click Here for the Instructions. Please read through the instructions before clicking the link to set up your new email account.
Basic Info About Your Account
The following information is important to understand before you log in to your account for the first time.
You will not be able to sign in to your Outlook Live email account until you start your classes. If you have registered, but have not started your classes yet, you will not be able to log in.
Your username will be your first initial of your first name followed by your complete last name, the month and day of your birthday and @lions.piedmont.edu at the end.
The birthdate will always be 4 digits. whether it's 0106 (January 6th) or 1217 (December 17th).
Example: John Smith was born on January 6, 1989, so his username would be email@example.com
Your initial password will be the last four digits of your SSN with the letters 'pc' at the end.
For example, 1234pc would be your password if the last four digits of your SSN are 1234.
You must log in at least once every 120 days or Windows Live will deactivate your account, return all settings to their original status and erase your email data.
How To Set Up Your Account
Part I - Logging in for the First Time
1.) Click here to open the Outlook Live page in a new window. You can also get to this page by going to http://www.outlook.com.
Do NOT click the Sign Up link. Look to the right of the screen for the Sign In area.
2.) Type your full email address ( including the '@lions.piedmont.edu' ) in the Email address field (the first field).
Example: John Smith, who was born on January 6th, would type firstname.lastname@example.org in the Email address field.
3.) In the Password field, enter the last four digits of your SSN followed by the letters 'pc' and click the button labelled Sign In.
Example: John Smith, who has 1234 as the last four digits of his SSN, would type 1234pc in the Password field.
Part II - New Password and Recovery Options
4.) You will be asked to change your password immediately.
5.) Type in your initial password in the first field (the password you just used to log in).
6.) Type in a new password in the second and third fields.
7.) Left-click the button labelled Submit.
8.) You will be taken to a sign in page. Type in your full email address and new password.
9.) Left-click the button labelled Sign In.
10.) On the A password isn't enough page, enter your phone number in the following format: (123)456-7890.
11.) In the Alternate email address field, type in an alternate email address.
12.) Under the Security Question heading, left-click the Change link, choose a security question from the drop-down list and type in an answer.
13.) Left-click the button labelled Save.
14.) Confirm that the information you have enter is correct and left-click the button labelled OK.
Part III - Time Zone and Completion
15.) You will now be asked to choose a primary language and time zone for your email account.
16.) Please choose your preferred language in the Language drop-down list.
17.) Choose (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) in the Time zone drop-down list.
18.) Left-click the button labelled OK to complete your account setup.
If you have any trouble, please give us a call at ext. 1552 or 1153 for assistance.