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EagleConnect is Launched!

By Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Student Computing Services Manager

EagleConnect - the new student digital communications system replacing Eaglemail - launched successfully on February 3. Students have been migrating to the new system steadily with little or no mishaps. One item that has come up: if migration to EagleConnect involves having to update one's password, it can take as long as 30 minutes for Microsoft to sync up passwords on their system. But other than this minor inconvenience, everything is working as planned and advertised.

Publicity about the EagleConnect system is beginning to emerge on campus in the residence halls, the Pohl Recreation Center, the Union, the libraries and other areas. Be looking for EagleConnect information tables in the near future at the Union, the Recreation Center, the Discovery Park and the UNT Dallas campus. In the meantime, a few items for review:

  • Students - all current students should move to EagleConnect as soon as possible. The new system includes the SkyDrive online storage system, email, chat, and shared address books. A pre-provisioned address book with contact information for all current administrative units on campus (departmental offices etc.) is in place and the entries in that address book will continue to grow.
  • Alumni - being on EagleConnect means never having to say good-bye to your alma mater! Beginning with May 2009 alumni, all graduating UNT students will have their EagleConnect email accounts for as long as they want them. Alumni prior to May 2009 may request an EagleConnect alumni account. See the requesting information on the website. See also the Helpdesk FYI article "EagleConnect for Alumni and Retirees"
    in this issue of Benchmarks Online.
  • Retirees - Retirees may also request an EagleConnect 'alumni' account - see the information about this on the website. See also the Helpdesk FYI article "EagleConnect for Alumni and Retirees" in this issue of Benchmarks Online.
  • Current Faculty and Staff using Eaglemail who are not alumni - you do not have access to the new EagleConnect system. If you need assistance migrating any old Eaglemail holdings you may have to the faculty/staff Exchange email system please contact your network manager or the CITC Helpdesk.

Any Benchmarks Online readers working in areas with students are asked to please encourage these students to move to EagleConnect as soon as possible. With over 35 GB of online storage space, chat, ability to sync with smart phone technology, shared address books, calendars and more, this system has what it takes to keep UNT students fully informed as well as serving as a useful tool for their learning experience.

Any questions regarding this new system should be directed to Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (


Eagle AlertPlease Note: The University of North Texas will never ask for personal information by e-mail.  If you receive an e-mail purporting to be from the University that asks for personal information or account passwords, do not respond.  If there is any question regarding the authenticity of an email, please contact UNT Information Security at (940) 369-7800.


Originally published, February 2009 -- Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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