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Keeping Your UBmail after Graduation

Find out whether you can keep your UBmail after you graduate.

Students who do not graduate but do not re-enroll are not eligible to keep their email, except for students on official leaves of absence from the university [Undergraduates | Graduates].

Keeping your email after graduation depends on your degree conferral date and your decision on whether to opt in with the Alumni Association.

You Opted In to Keep Your Address

if you graduated starting June 1998, you are eligible to keep your email address through an offer from the UB Alumni Association.


If you are a UB alumnus/alumna and you already opted in, you do not need to opt in again if you earn another degree later on.

You Did Not Opt In

If you graduated prior to June 1998 or you declined the offer by the UB Alumni Association:

  • Access your email and manage your forwarding as usual for 6 months after your official degree conferral date. Within that six months you may set a forward for your email:
  1. Establish an email address with a commercial provider, such as Hotmail.
  2. Sign up for a free lifetime forwarding email address with the Alumni Association.
  3. Notify your contacts of your new email address.
  4. Enable email forwarding to your new address. If you set a forward directing your incoming email be delivered to an account with another provider, email sent to your address is received at the forward address but you are not able to change your forwarding.
  • If you have not forwarded your UBmail to another provider, email sent to your address is returned to the sender as undeliverable six months after your degree conferral date.

After 6 months you can no longer access your UB email or many services at UB. Read more about access to services.

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