About Microsoft Outlook
Loyola's Move to Microsoft Exchange Means Major Upgrade for Email
Outlook is the email and calendar client included with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. It can be used to send and receive email messages, schedule meetings, manage contacts and tasks, and much more. Loyola is moving from GroupWise to Outlook as part of its email upgrade, which is underway right now.
Most people will transition easily to Outlook since the basic mail features are similar to what you use in GroupWise. We're also offering a range of support tools to help you before and after the change.
- If you're looking for a class, we've scheduled a series of presentations and hands-on classes, starting in late April. Information and registration is available on the Documentation and Training page.
- If you prefer to learn at your own pace, check out the documents and videos below. As the migration date nears, we'll be adding more detailed, "how-to" information that will help you navigate those first few days.
What Is Being Migrated to Outlook?
- For faculty and staff, all current messages, appointments, contacts, and folders will be moved from GroupWise to Outlook. The last two years of archived messages will also be moved. For more specific information, including how to request more of your archive, see the Details for Faculty and Staff page.
- Students who wish to migrate mailbox contents, including messages and contacts, will need to do so manually. For more specific information, see the Details for Students page.