CMUName-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Create a CMUname

To create an @cmu.edu alias, use the following steps:

IMPORTANT: Once you've selected a CMUname, you cannot change it. Be careful about selecting a name that could be ambiguous or that you won't want for the duration of your association with Carnegie Mellon. Computing Services reserves the right to remove inappropriate or misrepresentative CMUname selections.

CMUname on Cyrus & Google

  1. Visit emailtools.cmu.edu.
  2. Enter your Andrew userID and password if prompted.
  3. Click Email Address/Forwarding > Create a CMUName.
    • If you already HAVE a CMUname, that name appears in the CMUName field.
    • If you do NOT have a CMUname, you can request one by entering your desired name into the field. Once entered, click Next.
      Note: Your request is verified against appropriate rules. Once verified, the name is created and a notification is emailed to you.

Google Apps - refer to these additional steps to send email from your @cmu.edu email address. Select the I'm a Gmail or Google Apps user... option.

CMUname on Exchange

  1. Visit emailtools.cmu.edu
  2. Enter your Andrew userID and password if prompted.
  3. Select Edit Directory.
    • If you already HAVE a CMUname, that name appears in the CMUName field.
    • If you do NOT have a CMUname, you can request one by entering your desired name into the field. Once entered, click Next.
      Note: Your request is verified against appropriate rules. Once verified, the name is created and a notification is emailed to you.