All UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students receive free email accounts. Departments and other groups on campus can also request branded email addresses (e.g.,

UW-Madison is currently transitioning from WiscMail/WiscCal to Office 365 for email and calendar. As the transition continues, some faculty, staff, and students on campus will still be using WiscMail until the time comes for them to move to Office 365. For more information about the transition to Office 365, visit the Email and Calendar Transition site.

Available To

  • Students,
  • Faculty,
  • Staff,
  • Researchers,
  • Departments

Service Options

  • WiscMail
    WiscMail has been UW-Madison’s central email service for many years, providing free email address to faculty, staff, and students. UW-Madison is now in the process of transitioning away from WiscMail to Office 365.
  • WiscMail Plus
    WiscMail Plus is built on the same Oracle Messaging system as WiscMail, but allows departments to purchases branded email accounts (e.g., for a small cost. WiscMail Plus accounts are also being transition to Office 365. Administrators have the option to consolidate these departmental accounts with users' accounts or maintain separate service accounts.
  • WiscCal
    WiscCal is the calendar application that is built into WiscMail and WiscMail Plus. It will be replaced by Office 365's calendar application.
  • Office 365
    Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of services provided by Microsoft. UW-Madison's initial implementation of Office 365 will include email and calendar only, but additional services such as OneDrive, Lync, SharePoint, and Office Online may be added later.


  • A UW-Madison NetID

Getting Started