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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 Information Technology Services (IT Services). 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 IT Services, 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 ITS Service 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.


New students, visit for more information.


Please contact the Retirement Resource Center for more information.

To ask questions, request a service, or report an issue, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357