E-mail is an official communications channel of Piedmont College and is a principal medium through which it conducts its business.
All students, faculty and staff, including adjunct faculty and part-time employees, have Piedmont College e-mail accounts.
All members of the Piedmont College community are expected to monitor their Piedmont College e-mail regularly and to deal with business in a timely manner. Failures to activate and monitor one's Piedmont College e-mail account does not exempt one from responsibility to act upon college-related matters.
All new students, faculty, and staff, including adjunct faculty and part-time staff, are expected to activate their Piedmont College e-mail accounts, if necessary, and to begin monitoring their e-mail during their first week of enrollment or employment.
Students can now log in through the Office 365 website. Here is a list of some of the exciting features students will now be able to use and enjoy:
- » Lifetime account!
- » 25 Gigabytes of space
- » Web conferencing
- » Office Web Apps with Document Sharing
- » Anti-Virus is built into the mail system so you don't have to worry
Basic Info About Your Account
The following information is important to understand before you log in to your account for the first time.
You will not be able to sign in to your Office 365 email account until you start your classes. Unless you have registered for classes, you will not be able to log in.
Your username will be your first initial of your first name followed by your complete last name, the month and day of your birthday and @lions.piedmont.edu at the end.
The birthdate will always be 4 digits. whether it's 0106 (January 6th) or 1217 (December 17th).
Example: John Smith was born on January 6, 1989, so his username would be email@example.com
Your initial password will be the last four digits of your SSN with 'Piedmont' at the end.
Example: 1234Piedmont would be your password if the last four digits of your SSN are 1234.
How To Set Up Your Account
Part I - Logging in for the First Time
1.) Click here to open the Office 365 login page in a new window. You can also get to this page by going to http://mail.office365.com.
2.) Type your full email address ( including the '@lions.piedmont.edu' ) in the username field.
Example: John Smith, who was born on January 6th, would type firstname.lastname@example.org in the username field.
3.) In the password field, enter the last four digits of your SSN followed by 'Piedmont' and click the button labelled Sign In.
Example: John Smith, who has 1234 as the last four digits of his SSN, would type 1234Piedmont in the Password field.
Part II - Setup
4.) Enter your current password in the Old Password field. This will be the last four digits of your SSN with 'Piedmont' at the end.
5.) Enter a new password in the New Password field.
6.) In the same section, re-enter your new password in the Confirm New Password field.
7.) Click the Save button.
8.) You have now successfully logged in to your Piedmont Student Email Account. Enjoy!
If you have any trouble, please give us a call at ext. 1552 or 1153 for assistance.
1.) Make sure you're using the correct login page: http://mail.office365.com
2.) Make sure you're using your full email address (including the @lions.piedmont.edu).
3.) Make sure you're using the correct format for your initial password.
If you have double-checked your login information and are still having trouble, please call us at ext. 1552 or 1153 for assistance.
As a result of a recent upgrade, you may be having trouble logging in to your account. Lions.piedmont.edu email accounts no longer use Outlook.com. If you're seeing an error message concerning using an Office 365 account with Outlook.com, please follow the instructions below:
1.) Try to login so that you once again arrive at the error message.
2.) Look for the sign out link in the middle of the error message and click it
3.) After Outlook.com comes up, close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc)
4.) Open your web browser again
5.) Go to http://mail.office365.com
6.) Log in with your full email address and password
If you are still having trouble, please call us at ext. 1552 or 1153 for assistance.