Alumni Account Migration
The Boston University Alumni Association is working with BU’s Office of Information Services & Technology to provide all BU alumni with a BU supported email account. Alumni who graduated after 2011 were able to take their @bu.edu Google-based email account with them when they graduated, but over two-thirds of BU alumni were limited to an email forwarding service. We’re pleased to announce that the time has come when all BU alumni now have the opportunity to register for a full BU email account. A new @bu.edu account entitles you to access all alumni benefits, including BU Google email and the online BU G-Suite apps.
If you have an email forwarding address, ending in @alum.bu.edu, you will receive an invitation to create your new account, please use the unique URL contained within your email to establish your new account. If you don’t have an @alum.bu.edu email please use this form to complete this form to register.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this being retired?
In an effort to ensure that all alumni receive the same benefits we are transitioning from the email forwarding for life to a full BY account type – @bu.edu
Can I keep my EFFL? I don’t want the new account
No – the systems that are enabling the email forwarding for life are no longer being supported by Boston University.
I have my @alum.bu.edu email everywhere now what?
From the time you received the first notice, you have sixty days to until your email forwarding is closed. We suggest that you use your new @bu.edu email as the destination of your current email forwarding address. This will allow you to gauge how frequently, and by whom, you’re getting emails through your email forwarding so you can reach out to them directly with your new address. Once you create your new @bu.edu email, we will help you set up your email forwarding destination with your new email address.
Can you alert all parties who use my @alum.bu.edu address that it’s going away?
No – that information is private to you. We don’t monitor who emails you through your @alum.bu.edu email. We suggest creating an auto-reply in your new @bu.edu email address (if it’s set up as your new email destination) to alert the person sending through @alum.bu.edu that your email address has changed.
Yes! I’ve been waiting for this! How do I get started?
Please fill out this form and we’ll send you a link (it may take up to three business days).
I have an @bu.edu account, but I can’t remember my password. Can you send it to me?
No – we don’t keep your password on file. Please email ITHelp@bu.edu for password reset instructions or click here.