Email for Alumni

Columbia University now offers alumni the following email options:


Recent graduates who began using LionMail while at Columbia will be able to continue using their LionMail email account. There is no waiting period after graduation. New grads will automatically be able to use their LionMail account.
For LionMail questions, review the LionMail FAQs or visit the Help and How-To Page.

CAA Web-based Alumni Email

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) offers alumni free, Web-based email                                          (UNI and password required).

  • Robust Gmail features with a Columbia address
  • Easy file attachment for outgoing messages
  • Customizable name
  • No forwarding required


Email Forwarding

Columbia offers email forwarding, which allows you to maintain an address of no matter what internet service provider you use.

Eligibility Requirements for Web-based Email and Email Forwarding

If you were not using LionMail as a student, web-based email and email forwarding is available to all Columbia degree holders 90 days after graduation; during the period after graduation, alumni will continue to have access to their student email accounts.

Graduates of affiliate schools are not currently eligible for this service and should refer to the Related Information links above.

Read more about the CAA's e-mail services in the Alumni Email FAQs.