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SCU is pleased to offer all graduates an SCU alumni email account ending in, 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!


Class of 2020:

Your email account will go live on July 27! You will still have access to your email account until January 26, 2021. Here are some key dates for you to watch for:

July 20  You’ll receive an email notification that the Alumni Email rollover is scheduled for July 27.
July 27 You’ll receive a second email notification that your SCU Alumni Email Account is Ready, and you’ll still have access to the email account as well.
August 1 Your student access to SCU's Zoom Pro license will end. However, your SCU Alumni Email account includes Google Meet, another free option for video conferencing. You can learn more about Google Meet in the Google Learning Center.
September 4 Your Handshake account will switch to your alumni email. Please follow the instructions you received via email from the Career Center to confirm this update or contact the Career Center to use a non-SCU email address.
January 4 You’ll receive an email notification that you must use your Alumni Email Account exclusively starting January 26, 2021.
January 18 You’ll receive a second email notification that you must use your Alumni Email Account exclusively starting January 26, 2021.
January 26 You’ll receive a final email notification that your alias has been removed.


Some of the features include...

  • Unlimited email storage
  • 25MB attachment limit
  • Free
  • 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 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 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:

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 email address six months after graduation. Alumni who graduated prior to 2017 can request an SCU Alumni Email account online through the Alumni Online Directory.

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.

Your email address will end in (e.g. Email addresses will be assigned using an algorithm to ensure uniqueness, and are not subject to change.

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 to ending in Alumni email includes access to Google Apps. Graduated students prior to June 2017 must request an SCU Alumni Email through the Alumni Online Directory.

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.

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).

No, there is no cost associated with this service.

Simply go to and login with your SCU Alumni Email username and password. You may also go to and access your Google account through the SCU Portal.

Your inbox will remain active as long as you sign in to your inbox once per year. Accounts that remain inactive over one year will be automatically deleted.

SCU Alumni Email accounts for the class of 2020 will be created in July 2020. Please see above for a more detailed list of dates regarding the transfer of your email. 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 is no longer linked to the account. Please be sure to update others of your email account to avoid any lapses in communication.

Additional Questions?

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 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.)

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.

Related Resources

SCU Alumni Email Terms of Service

Information Resources Acceptable Use Agreement

SCU Alumni Email Agreement Form

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