OIT offers graduating students the opportunity to request an alumni email-only account based on Google’s Gmail. Invitation emails to request an alumni email-only account go out to new graduates shortly after OIT receives notification of their graduation.
- This is an email-only account; no other services are available (e.g., calendar, Meet, Chat)
- Alumni email accounts have a 2GB quota.
- Email address will be “unityid @ alumni.ncsu.edu”.
- Students will be able to transfer a copy of their student My Drive files and emails to a personal Google account (not the alumni email-only). OIT does not recommend moving your email to your alumni email account due to limited storage.
- If you are a current employee, your account is not impacted, but if you need to transfer content, be sure that you only transfer student data not work related data.
- Students retain access to their student Google account for six months after which time it will be disabled and files deleted.
- If you are an eligible student, visit the NC State Alumni Email app.
Eligibility for using the Alumni Email-only Service
- Eligible students are those who graduated with a degree from NC State on or after May 5, 2010 (when NC State selected Google as a service).
- Students completing certificate programs at NC State are not eligible for the Alumni email service.
- Eligible graduated students will be notified via email to their NC State student Google account (@ncsu.edu) and will be offered an email-only 2GB account (based on Gmail).
- Eligible students will be provided access to Google’s transfer tool to transfer a copy of their student My Drive files and emails to a personal Google account.
- Students retain access to their NC State student Google account for six months, after which time the NC State account will be disabled and files deleted.
- During the six months of extended access, OIT sends communications go to your unityid @ ncsu.edu account.
- Expect regular communications to your unityid @ ncsu.edu account reminding you of your 6 month timeframe
- OIT recommends that you check this account during these 6 months until you have fully transitioned away from using it.
- If you are transferring a copy of your student data, OIT recommends you start the process early since large quantities of data take time to copy.
Alumni Email Service
Graduates of NC State prior to May 2010
- No decision has been made on offering alumni email accounts to graduates who earned degrees prior to May 2010 (before NC State went with the Google service).
- Alumni who graduated prior to May 2010 can complete this form which will be shared with the NC State Alumni Association and they will notify you if or when this option becomes available.
Terms of Service for your NC State Alumni Email Account:
- NC State University and Google, LLC reserve the right to temporarily or permanently disable an account due to abuse, compromise, or other malevolent behavior.
- NC State reserves the right to discontinue the offering of an alumni domain (accounts) to graduated students with proper notification to these users.
- Federal or State laws and regulations, as well as NC State Policies, Regulations and Rules, apply to accounts in the alumni.ncsu.edu domain.
- NC State has agreed to Terms of Service (TOS) for Core Services for our Google Alumni domain; individual users agree to Google’s Terms of Service (TOS) for any consumer apps available in the Alumni Google domain. See Google’s Terms of Service for additional information.
- Alumni Email accounts that show no activity in a twelve month timeframe will be disabled; affected users should contact the NC State Help Desk.
- The Alumni Email account is provided by NC State and support for forgotten passwords/password resets and Google two-step verification (G2SV) assistance is provided by the Help Desk. Users should set recovery options such as a phone number and backup email address to help prove identity.
- Stay in touch with the Pack and allow NC State to email you periodically with campus updates, news, events and opportunities to connect with your fellow alumni.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.