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Getting a UCSD Email Address

UCSD provides an email address for faculty, staff and students, as well as many affiliates. Your affiliation and department determine the type of email account and support services available to you.

Faculty and staff

You may receive email service from your own department or centrally from Administrative Computing & Telecommunications (ACT). Contact your supervisor, system administrator, or IT support person for information on the services from your department.

If your department uses the central email services provided by ACT, see how to open an account:

  • In many departments, the system administrator creates email accounts. Please see that person first if your department has such a contact.
  • If your department doesn't have a designated person to assist you with a new email account, and you are a staff member, postdoc, research staff or faculty member with a UCSD, SIO, UCSD Medical School, or UCSD Medical Center ID, you can obtain an email account at the combined ACMS/ ACT Help Desk during business hours. Bring your UCSD ID card. If you don't have one, bring your driver's license and a letter on university letterhead from your department, confirming your position and/or affiliation.

Students

All undergraduate students and some graduate students receive email service through ACMS.

Retirees

Please contact the Retirement Resource Center for more information.