Department Sponsored Accounts-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Department Sponsored Accounts

Who is eligible

A specified individual representing the department is eligible for a Department Sponsored Account. Department sponsored accounts are NOT for group access to email, etc. The userID and password should never be shared. For group access to email, file storage and calendar, Group Access is the appropriate solution. The sponsor must be a full-time permanent faculty or staff member.

How to request it

Business Administrators, Department Initiator (DI), or Departmental Administrators can request or renew accounts.


  • Department accounts do not have log in access to computer lab computers or Windows domain computers.
  • These accounts do not have access to software downloads.

Account Expiration and Termination

The expiration date is set when the account is created. Two renewal notices are sent to the sponsor of the account and to the account’s email address. The first is sent out two weeks before the expiration date, the second one week before. If there is no response to the renewal request, the account is allowed to expire.