Faculty E-mail

How do I send an e-mail to my students/advisees?

In accordance with FERPA, any messages you send to more than one student MUST be blind-copied so that any one student does not see the names of the other recipients.

To e-mail some of your advisees or the students in your courses, blind-copy (Bcc) them using your St. Olaf account.  Do not include any student-specific information (grades, schedules, etc.) in the message, and do not refer to the students by name in the message.

To send an e-mail to a whole class:

  • Follow the instructions for viewing your class list or advisee list.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on “Send email to this class/list of advisees.”
  • This will open a message to compose within your St. Olaf Google Mail.  The recipient line will contain the course alias.

You may also send an e-mail to all of the students in all of your classes.

  • On the Course List page that shows all of your courses for a term, click on “Send email to these classes.”