SCU is pleased to offer all graduates an SCU alumni email account ending in @alumni.scu.edu, hosted by Google.
Whether you’re a passionate Bronco who wants to share your SCU pride, a new grad who wants to keep your alma mater visible to prospective employers and help you stand out, or a professional who wants to leverage SCU’s distinct reputation in digital communications, we’ve got you covered. Sign up today and make your SCU connection work for you!
Some of the features include...
- 25MB attachment limit
- Easily access your email, contacts, and calendar from anywhere
- Stay organized via Google Apps
- Auto-forwarding to your preferred email inbox
- No advertising
- Powerful spam & virus protection
- Use Google Hangouts for audio and video chats, application sharing, file transfers, and more
- The ability to access, share, and collaborate through Google Drive
How to sign up for an SCU Alumni Email account
For Class of 2021:
For those who graduated between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, you will continue to have access to your @scu.edu account and begin receiving notification of your email transition in July 2021. The FINAL transition will occur sometime in January 2022. As the transition occurs, please be sure to update others of your email@example.com email account to avoid any lapses in communication.
If you would like to obtain your @alumni.scu.edu account now, you may sign up for an SCU Alumni Email account through the Alumni Online Directory.
For Classes 2017 to 2020:
Graduates from Class of 2017 to 2020, your @scu.edu account transitioned to the SCU Alumni Email account, @alumni.scu.edu. If you have not used the account for a year, you will need to reactivate the account by registering for a new email account through the Alumni Online Directory.
For Classes Prior to 2017:
You may sign up for an SCU Alumni Email account through the Alumni Online Directory.
If you already have an Alumni Online Directory account:
Simply login and click on the “SCU Alumni Email” option in the right-hand navigation, then fill out the Request Form fields and click “Submit.”
If you don't have an Alumni Online Directory account yet:
Visit mysantaclara.scu.edu and click “New User Registration.” Fill out the registration form and indicate “Yes” under “I would like an SCU Alumni Email Account,” review the SCU Alumni Email Terms of Service, and then click “Yes” for “I have read and accepted the SCU Alumni Email Terms of Service.”
Please note: You’ll need to indicate a cell phone number that you’d like to use for text validation messages and a secondary email address to use for password recovery assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can get an SCU Alumni Email account?
Alumni email accounts are available only to Santa Clara University alumnus/a of record. The Alumni Association Constitution defines an alumnus/a as “undergraduate alumni who have attended and successfully completed at least one academic year in an undergraduate college or school of the University or graduate alumni who have been awarded a graduate college degree from the University in any of the graduate programs offered by the University.” Individuals who have completed a certificate program are not eligible for an alumni email account.
Alumni who graduated after 2017 automatically transition to an @alumni.scu.edu email address six months after graduation. If you have not used your @alumni.scu.edu email account in a year, the account has been deactivated and you will have to request a new account to activate the SCU Alumni Email account through the Alumni Online Directory.
How long does it take to get an SCU Alumni Email account?
The process of issuing an email address may take 5-10 business days; we verify alumni status according to our records prior to issuing new accounts.
What will my email address be?
Your email address will end in @alumni.scu.edu (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Email addresses will be assigned using an algorithm to ensure uniqueness, and are not subject to change.
When will my current SCU email transition to an alumni account and what data will I still have access to?
Students who graduated from June 2017 on will have access to their existing SCU email account, but the email address name will change from ending in @scu.edu to ending in @alumni.scu.edu. Alumni email includes access to Google Apps. Graduated students prior to June 2017 must request an SCU Alumni Email through the Alumni Online Directory.
How do I change my password?
Please view this page for instructions on how to change your password. For any additional questions on how to reset your password, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 408-554-5700 for further assistance.
How do I change the forwarding address?
In Gmail, go to "Settings (the gear icon)" then "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" then "Forward a copy of incoming mail to _______" (see Gmail help instructions).
Does it cost anything?
No, there is no cost associated with this service.
How do I log into my SCU Alumni Email account?
How long is my SCU Alumni Email account active for?
Your inbox will remain active as long as you sign in to your @alumni.scu.edu inbox once per year. Accounts that remain inactive over one year will be automatically deleted. To reactivate your account, you will need to request a new SCU Alumni Email account through the Alumni Online Directory.
What if I graduated SCU recently and gave others my @scu.edu email address that will no longer work?
SCU Alumni Email accounts for the Class of 2020 were created in July 2020 and transitioned to the @alumni.scu.edu effective January 26, 2021. The account is the same, so any earlier emails, Google contacts, etc., would all remain the same. The only thing that is different is that their email@example.com is no longer linked to the account. Please be sure to update others of your firstname.lastname@example.org email account to avoid any lapses in communication.
Since SCU Alumni Email is hosted by Google, common questions and answers are available online in the Gmail Help Center. For further assistance, email us your question at email@example.com. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response. Requests to create an SCU Alumni Email account are processed during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Does SCU sell the @alumni.scu.edu email address to any businesses?
No, SCU does not sell or share any email address information and neither does our email service provider (Google). There is an extremely robust 3rd party market for gathering, aggregating, and selling personal data. Any social-media post, online purchase, conference attendance, or even a website cookie can result in your email address being harvested and then aggregated, sold, and resold. Here is an article from Fast Company that describes this phenomenon and how you can minimize the sale of your email data. Generally, users should mark messages as spam, or even block the sender, when they receive unsolicited email.