So you’re starting college in the fall whether it be as a first year student, a community college transfer student, or a graduate student you’re likely checking your new school email frequently or should we say you should be checking your email frequently. With that in mind, this is a great opportunity to start out your communications in a professional way. This will also give your email recipients some context particularly when you are emailing someone for the first time. Here are some examples that you might consider based on your preferences. Also, if you have not yet picked your school email address be sure to choose wisely as that’s something you’ll be stuck with for years, literally.
If your legal name is different than your preferred nick name you might also include in your email signature.