Carnegie Mellon University

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May 16, 2023

Make the Switch to Your Alumni Email Address

As a recent graduate of CMU, you have a brand-new alumni email address waiting for you! Your new account is powered by Google and allows you to send and receive email, manage your calendar, and store contacts.

You may be wondering: why do I need another email account? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Your Student Account Will Expire
    Even if you don’t set up your alumni email, your student email account will expire. You will no longer be able to send, receive, or forward emails from your student account ( and any aliases. Your new alumni account will be your only email address associated with the university.
  • Take Advantage of Added Security
    Anytime you access a CMU-sponsored application, you’ll verify your login using two-factor authentication (2fa). 2fa takes security beyond your username and password by verifying with CMU's servers that you are who you say you are.
  • Ditch the Ads and Avoid Data Mining
    Because CMU maintains a Google Workspace for Education enterprise license, you won’t see in-app advertisements like you might with a personal email account. You also won’t be subject to data mining.
  • Receive Support
    We create easy-to-follow how-to guides on our website for all computing services, including Google Mail and Calendar. And if you can’t find what you need, you can contact the Alumni Association at
  • Celebrate Your Alma Mater
    As a CMU graduate, be proud of your accomplishments! Use your new email address to maintain a connection to the university, let people know where you studied, and network with other alumni in your field.

Once the university confirms your graduation, the Alumni Association will send you an email with information about your new alumni account ( This account allows you to send and receive email, manage your calendar, and store contacts.

Learn more at CMU Email Addresses for Alumni.