Getting a UCSD Email Address


UC San Diego provides an email address for faculty, staff and students, as well as many affiliates. Your affiliation and department determine the type of email account and support services available to you. Find your affiliation in the list below and follow the corresponding instructions to obtain a UCSD email account.

Faculty and Staff

You may receive email service from your own department or centrally from Information Technology Services (ITS). Contact your supervisor, system administrator, or IT support person for information on the services from your department.

If your department uses the central email services provided by IT Services, see how to open an account:


If you are a new student, you will receive a UCSD email account a few days after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) for graduate students, or accept your offer on the Applicant Portal for undergraduate students. To setup your email account, see instructions on how to activate and access your student account.

If you are a former student, you will no longer have access to a UCSD email address. If you would like to maintain a UCSD email address, the Alumni Association provides a UCSD email address forwarding service for alumni. Please note that this service is currently suspended until further notice.


Please contact the Retirement Resource Center for more information.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at