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HCC Students,

On July 22, 2013 HCC will discontinue the use of Campus Cruiser as the student email system. In its place you will access your HawkMail email from the new Microsoft Office 365 system. You will  be able to log into O365 from the HawkNet link located on the HCC homepage.

You HawkMail account assigned (e.g. will remain unchanged; however you will use your NetID credentials with "" to log into your HawkMail account.

Microsoft Office 365 will go live for all students on July 22, 2013. To prepare for this transition, be sure that you have registered your NetID account and changed your default password. You can manage your NetID password at the HCC NetID password management portal. The link can be found at

Also, if you have used Campus Cruiser to store files or attachments in your emails you will need to save and back up those files to another storage device before July 22, 2013. You can archive your Campus Cruiser email by following the instructions found at  On July 30, 2013 Campus Cruiser will be shut off and no longer accessible. Be sure to back up your files before July 22.

We recommend saving your archive file to your computer or a USB flash drive. You can also forward the Campus Cruiser email to another account up until July 22, 2013. Forwarding instructions can be found online at

As a reminder HawkMail email (e.g. is the official email for all students. It is the primary and official means of communication to you from HCC.  To access frequently asked questions about HawkMail365 you can visit

We are excited to bring you this new email solution. Below is a list of the benefits you can expect to have when we make the transition.


Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 for Students:

1.        Web-based email account with a 25GB mailbox that you can keep for life.

2.        Improved communications from your phone, PC, or Mac, using e-mail, instant messaging, video chat, and online meetings.

3.        Work together online with Office Web Apps; create, share and update Microsoft Office documents.

4.        Collaborate in real time; share your desktop, whiteboard, and record a live video call.

5.        Prepare for the workplace with the Microsoft tools your future employers are using.

6.        Better coordinate your schedule by sharing calendars with classmates and group members.


Should you have any questions about this upcoming transition to Microsoft Office 365, please let me know.



Richard Senker
Director of Instructional Technology Services

Center for Innovative Teaching & Technology

Office of Information Technology
Hillsborough Community College