Understanding Virginia Tech's Email Services


This article describes the different email services available at Virginia Tech. It will illustrate some options available for groups such as departments, centers, student organizations, and service accounts.


The table below highlights the types of email accounts offered, the category or type of the email account, and a short description of how the account is provisioned at the university. Please click on the links for additional information.




Exchange Online

Individual email

Automatically provided when you receive your Hokies ID. 


Individual email for retirees after June 1, 2023, and alumni

Automatically provided when you retire/graduate. 

M365 Exchange Online for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restricted research

Individual email

Provided with OESRC approval

Personal Access for Collaborative Email (PACE)

Group or service account email

Provided via Service Catalog and department head/defined alternate approval