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
- 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
Getting Started with your SCU Alumni Email account:
For those who graduated between Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, you will continue to have access to your @scu.edu account and begin receiving notification of your email transition in May. If you’d like an SCU Alumni Email account sooner, please follow the directions below to request an account through the Alumni Online Directory.
As your email transitions to @alumni.scu.edu, please be sure to update others of your new email address to avoid any lapses in communication.
Here are some key dates in your email transition to watch for:
Email notification #1
Email notification #2
Email notification #3 – Your new SCU Alumni Email address is ready to use
At this point, you still have access to your @scu.edu account. You can receive messages to both your @scu.edu and @alumni.scu.edu accounts.
Email notification #4
Email notification #5 – Your SCU Alumni Email Account Transition is Complete
At this point, you can no longer receive messages to your @scu.edu account. You will still have access to your past emails and Google drive.
Additional information will be available in each email notification, including details regarding other services for students that will be discontinued (Camino, Duo, eduroam, etc). If you have questions regarding your email transition, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that at this time, @alumni.scu.edu email accounts are only eligible to those who have received their degree.
If you graduated during or after 2017, your @alumni.scu.edu account automatically transitioned to the SCU Alumni Email account, @alumni.scu.edu. Note you may need to reactivate your account (instructions below).
If you graduated prior to 2017 and haven’t previously had an @alumni.scu.edu account, you will need to sign up for an SCU Alumni Email account through the Alumni Online Directory. Please see the instructions below.
If you’ve previously had an @alumni.scu.edu account but have not used it in 12 months, you will need to reactivate your account. Please see the instructions below.
If you’ve received your degree, you are eligible for an SCU Alumni Email account! Note this does not include certificate programs.
If your school of study has given you specific instructions, please follow those. Otherwise, accounts will transition once per year. You will receive email notification to your @scu.edu account.
If you’d like your SCU Alumni Email account earlier, you will need to request an account through the Alumni Online Directory. Please see the instructions below.
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.
Your inbox will remain active as long as you sign in through the MySCU Portal inbox once per year (logging in only through the Gmail App will not keep it active).
Accounts that remain inactive over one year will be automatically disabled. You will need to reactivate the account by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your alumni email address and former Student ID if possible in the request to help expedite verification.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Alumni email accounts are available only to Santa Clara University alumnus/a who have graduated from a degree granting program. Individuals who have completed a certificate program are not eligible for an alumni email account.
If you are eligible, please follow the instructions above according to your class year.
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. Requests to create an SCU Alumni Email account are processed during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Your email address will end in @alumni.scu.edu (e.g. email@example.com). Email addresses will be assigned using an algorithm to ensure uniqueness, and are not subject to change.
To log in:
Simply go to gmail.scu.edu and login with your SCU Alumni Email username and password. You may also access your Google account through the SCU Portal.
To change your 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.)