Student Email - First Time Setup

First Login to the Microsoft Office 365 Student Email System

  1. You will need to get a temporary password before you access your Microsoft Office 365 account. Use the password reset tool in the MyPierce Student Portal (login with SID/PIN required), or call the college Help Desk for assistance: (253) 964-6373.
  2. Your Email is:
    • The first letter of your first name
    • All of your last name
    • And the last 4 digits of your SID
    • Will include @smail.pcd.edu

    EXAMPLES:
    John X. Doe with a SID 925-99-9999, then login name = JDOE9999@smail.pcd.edu
    Jane Public with a SID 925-88-8888, then login name = JPUBLIC8888@smail.pcd.edu

  3. Go to the URL http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/go/studentemail
    Note: if you use AOL, connect to your AOL account, minimize your AOL screen and open another web browser.
  4. Enter your email address and temporary password, then click "sign in."
  5. You may choose to set up two-factor authentication now by clicking the "Set it up now" link. This is optional, but highly recommended. To skip this step, click "sign in again."
  6. If you are not prompted to change your password, click or tap the silhouette icon in the upper right corner of the screen and choose "View Account."
  7. Click "Manage Security & Privacy."
  8. Click "Password."
  9. Enter your old (temporary) password to confirm, then enter the new password of your choice and click "submit."
  10. To go to Outlook online, click or tap the grid icon in the upper right and select the "mail" tile. Enter your preferred language and time zone and click "Save" to continue to your inbox.