IT Connect
Your connection to information technology at the UW

Outlook on the Web (OWA)

On This Page

Connect to UW Exchange Online via Outlook Web App (OWA)

The easiest way to start using UW Exchange Online is to use Outlook Web App (OWA).  OWA requires only a browser on your device.

To access UW Exchange Online using Outlook Web App (OWA)

  1. StepsActions
  2. Open Outlook Web App (OWA).
  3. Log in using your UW NetID and password. If you are prompted to set the time zone, select it from the dropdown list.
    • When you connect to OWA with a browser that cannot use OWA Standard, it automatically uses OWA Light.
    • When you connect to OWA with a browser that can support OWA Standard, you are given a choice to use OWA Standard or OWA Light.  You may prefer to use OWA Light if your device is communicating over a slow network connection.
  4. Once logged in, you can find information on using OWA by reading the provided online Help – on the top-right of the page, click the “?” Help icon.

Log out of OWA

To log out of OWA, in the top right corner of the page, click your profile photo (avatar), and then click Sign out.  When you do this, sometimes the logout fails and your mailbox continues to be displayed.  If this happens, close your browser.

Bookmark OWA

The URL for OWA access is:

Last reviewed November 11, 2020