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When New Students Gain WiscMail Access (@wisc.edu)

A step-by-step description showing the process behind when a student is issued their wiscmail account.

What needs to happen for an applicant to get access to WiscMail and Outlook Calendar

  1. Applicant applies to Graduate School and submits an application for Residency decision to the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Applicant is admitted to Graduate School (ADMT code in SIS).
  3. Applicant is matriculated to Graduate School (MATR code in SIS) – this is an automated process most of the year.  For grad students that start in the fall, we turn on auto matriculation in mid to late June. We do not manually matriculate students before that for fall students. We only do manual matriculation in late August for new fall grad students.
  4. Office of the Registrar term activates a matriculated student. This is an automated process that happens overnight once a matriculation code (MATR) has been assigned to a student.
  5. Once term activated, the student will have access to WiscMail to set it up. DoIT owns the WiscMail issuance process.

Additional Resources/Notes

  • New students can learn more about how to set up their WiscMail account using this Microsoft 365 KB document.
  • The Graduate School admits for all graduate programs listed in the Graduate Guide, with the exception of Business programs, which the School of Business administers.
  • Our Admissions and New Student Communication KB document provides an overview of admissions steps, timeline, and various communication that applicants and newly admitted students receive from the Graduate School.  


KeywordsWiscMail; new student; enrollment; first term, Graduate; term activation; matriculation; residency; wisc.edu, email; RO; MATR; ADMT; SIS; @wisc.edu; outlook; calendar   Doc ID126803
OwnerDEBRA K.GroupGraduate School
Created2023-03-22 11:27:46Updated2024-04-02 15:36:54
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