Changing Your UCSD E-mail Address or Creating an E-mail Alias


Find out how to change your official UCSD e-mail address or create a secondary e-mail alias.


Critical Concepts

Your official e-mail address is tied to your UCSD identity and can only change because of a legal name change or a valid business need. However, you may request a secondary e-mail alias if you would like a personalized e-mail address.

How UCSD assigns e-mail names

UCSD automatically creates your e-mail address using your name (as listed with Human Resources) and the following campus naming conventions. If the first option isn't available, the next option is used:

  1. First initial and last name: gbluefin
  2. First initial, middle initial, and last name: gtbluefin
  3. First initial, number, and last name: g2bluefin
  4. First initial, middle initial, last initial, and 3-digit number: gtb007


Steps to Take

Changing your official UCSD e-mail address

Creating or changing a secondary e-mail alias

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