Carnegie Mellon University

Handshake for Alumni

All Carnegie Mellon University alumni are eligible to create a Handshake account using their official alumni email address ( 

Graduates between May 2017 and Present Day:

  1. Email with your new alumni email address and request an alumni account.

    Your alumni email should be You can login at
  2. Upon receiving a verification email in your alumni email inbox, click the link to create a new password.
  3. Login using the link below the CMU Sign-On button that says, “You can also sign in using your email address”.

Graduates Prior to May 2017

  1. If you don’t already have an alumni email, email to request one.
  2. Visit, and enter your alumni email address to start your registration.
  3. After registration is complete, login to your alumni email account to confirm your email address.

CPDC staff will then approve your account (it may take up to 2 business days).  If you have problems creating your profile or updating your information, please email