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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...

  • 15GB storage limit
  • Free
  • Email and Contacts are available
  • Easily access your email and contacts from anywhere
  • No advertising
  • 2FA  (Two-factor Authentication) sign-in required
  • Powerful spam & virus protection

CLASS OF 2024:  As part of your alumni status, you are invited to participate in the SCU Alumni Email service, simply fill out the Extended Alumni Service Request by August 16. See the offering details above. Please note that your @scu.edu account will be deactivated after 90 days of graduation. See “Getting Started with your SCU Alumni Email account” below for more details.

Existing Users of Alumni Email Account:  There will be upcoming changes to your existing alumni email with the features above. See “Getting Started with your SCU Alumni Email account” below for more details.  

New Users: Due to new changes to our existing alumni email service, new requests submitted in April 2024 will be processed starting in May 2024. Stay in touch with your community by signing up for an alumni email! You are eligible for an SCU Alumni Email account if you’ve received your degree from Santa Clara University. See “Getting Started with your SCU Alumni Email account” below for more details.

Getting Started with your SCU Alumni Email account:

For those who graduated between Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, you will continue to have access to your @scu.edu account for 90 days after your graduation. If you’d like an SCU Alumni Email account, please follow the directions below to request an account.

Below are some key points for new alumni to keep in mind. We will send several email reminders about these changes.

  • You will have to opt-in to this link to receive an alumni email account with an email address ending in “@alumni.scu.edu.”
  • Note: This is a completely brand new account. Nothing from your @scu.edu account will transfer over to the alumni email account. You will only have access to Gmail and Contacts, not the rest of Google Workspace. 
  • You will lose access to your @scu.edu account and Google Workspace 90 days after your graduation. 
  • Shortly after graduation, you will also lose access to Camino, Workday, Duo, eduroam, LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft 365, Qualtrics, SmartPrint, Xfinity on Campus, the Engineering Computing Center,  Zoom, etc

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 scualumniemail@scu.edu.

Due to Google’s announcement ending their “free and unlimited” storage for Higher Education, we are making changes to keep the Alumni Email Program and provide better security for program participants.  

Email communication will be sent to all existing users later this summerThe following will be included in the email. 

Changes beginning on November 1, 2024:

 

 

In the current program

Beginning November 1

Services

Almost all Google Workspace services are available, like Calendar, Drive, and Photos.

Only Email and Contacts will be available.

Storage Limits

There is no storage limit on Alumni Email accounts.

Alumni Email accounts will have a storage limit of 15GB.

Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Alumni Email accounts do not require 2FA.

Alumni Email accounts will require 2FA.

In order to continue with your existing account, you will need to do the following:

  • Be sure to get your Alumni account under the 15GB limit by October 31.
  • Find and permanently delete any emails you no longer need, especially those with large attachments.
  • If you have files that you think should be retained by SCU, transfer ownership before you delete any of your Drive data.

On November 1, accounts that are over the 15GB limit will be suspended.

Due to new changes to our existing alumni email service, new requests submitted in April 2024 will be processed starting in May 2024. Stay in touch with your community by signing up for an alumni email! You are eligible for an SCU Alumni Email account if you’ve received your degree. If you’d like to sign-up for an alumni email account, click the link and complete the information in the form.

Please be aware that this is a new account. None of your previous SCU account data will be transferred to your alumni email account. You'll only have access to Gmail and Contacts; the rest of Google Workspace won't be available.

Creating an SCU Alumni Email account typically requires 5-10 business days as we verify alumni status against our records before issuing new accounts. Requests for account creation are handled during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Other Instructions:

Accounts that remain inactive over one year will be automatically disabled. You will need to reactivate the account by sending an email request to scualumniemail@scu.edu. Include your alumni email address, former Student ID if possible, non-SCU email, and Mobile phone number 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.

Due to new changes to our existing alumni email service, new requests submitted in April 2024 will be processed starting in May 2024. 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. bucky.bronco@alumni.scu.edu). 

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.

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 scualumniemail@scu.edu. 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.)


Related Resources

SCU Alumni Email Terms of Service

Information Resources Acceptable Use Agreement

SCU Alumni Email Agreement Form

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