Email for Alumni
Columbia University offers alumni the following email options:
Columbia graduates of non-medical programs will be able to continue using their LionMail email account automatically.
If you are a graduate of a medical program, you can utilize the options below.
Columbia Alumni Association 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 @caa.columbia.edu
- No forwarding required
Read more about the CAA's e-mail services in the Alumni Email FAQs.
Columbia offers email forwarding, which allows you to maintain an address of UNI@columbia.edu no matter what internet service provider you use. However, please be warned that an increasing number of companies (beginning with banks, but including many others) use security measures that prevent their emails from being forwarded to another email account.
For reliable delivery of important correspondence, please provide senders with the address where you actually read your email.
Affiliate School Graduates
Please visit your local alumni site to learn about your post-graduation email options:
This refers to your CUNIX account expiring. It's not related to your alumni email forwarding services.
Alumni email forwarding is a forwarding service only. It is not a cunix account. LionMail users may continue to use their email address.
When your account expires you will not be able to login to cunix servers or otherwise use computing resources. You should be sure to remove any mail or documents you want saved before that happens.