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 email address of UNI@columbia.edu. You can forward your UNI@columbia.edu to your LionMail or CAA email address.
However, if you would like to forward your Columbia email address to an external email system (like your personal email), you must set this forwarding up in your Columbia Gmail Settings rather than via the Manage My UNI email forwarding. Forwarding to external email systems (Gmail, Yahoo) was disallowed beginning October 22nd, 2019. This change is due to the increasing unreliability of forwarding, which you can read about on our Email Forwarding page. 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.