Electronic Mail


All students are assigned a Google Apps at Lewis University email account. This address will be used by the University for official business and communications. Students are expected to check their official email account on a frequent basis in order to stay current with the University's communications. 

To Access Your Lewis Email Account:

  1. Go to lewisu.okta.com

  2. Username:

    • The default username will be your first name followed by your middle initial and then your last name truncated at 18 characters. (Middle initial may or may not be used, depending if used upon admission.)
    • For example, if your name is John J Doe, your username is johnjdoe.  If your name is Jonathon L. Jacobson-Smith, your username is jonathonljacobsons. If your name is John C Smith and johncsmith is already assigned to another user, your username is johncsmith01.
  3. Password:  Your Lewis ID number (found on your Lewis ID card or course schedule).

To Change Your Password:  

Note: Changing your Email password also changes the password for logging into University computers and Clean Access.

  1. When logged into your account, click the Settings link located at the top of the page.
  2. From within the Settings page, click on the Accounts link.
  3. In the Change Password section, click on the “Change Password” link.
  4. Enter your username in the Username field.
  5. Enter your Student ID number or current password in the Current Password field.  
  6. Enter a new password in the New Password field.
    Note: The new password must be a minimum of 7 characters, numbers or a combination of both.
  7. Enter the new password again in the Verify New Password field.
  8. Click on the Reset Password button to change your password.

    After your password has been reset, a new instance of your mailbox will open. You can click on Sign-Out to close out the window and return to the original window.   

The Inbox:

Think of your inbox as a control panel for your email. Gmail messages are grouped into 'conversations' so that all follow-ups and responses appear as a single line in your inbox.

Sending a Message:

  1. Click the Compose Mail link on any Gmail screen
  2. Enter your recipient's email address You can type the address in the To: field, or find the address in your Contacts list.
  3. Enter a subject for your message in the Subject: field.
  4. Compose your message.
  5. When you're done composing, click the Send button (located just above the To: field). You will see a confirmation at the top of the window that your message was sent. 

Adding an Attachment:

  1. Click Attach a File under the Subject field.
  2. Browse through your files ad click the name of the file you want to attach.
  3. Click Open