Announcement: Lifetime Email Addresses

In January 2004, UCLA committed to the infrastructure and policy changes that would support the business use of campus email. Primary considerations center on the ability for an official business email to be delivered with reasonable confidence to a mailbox for which there is a reasonable expectation that the message will be accessed and read by the intended recipient.

To help facilitate such policy changes, new provisions to the UCLA Email Policy and Guidelines have been added which address two significant changes concerning the use of email:

  1. Email as the primary means of communicating official University business to UCLA faculty, staff and students in lieu of paper mailings;
  2. Assignment of a lifetime UCLA email address to each enrolled UCLA student to ensure all students are provided UCLA email and declare an official email address; provision of lifetime email forwarding service to students who earn a degree from UCLA.

UCLA administrative and business units will use the official email address for business email communications with students, as well as for faculty and staff. Academic units and/or faculty may choose to use different email addresses not specifically designated as an official email address to communicate with their students.

I also wish to call your attention to the fact that UCLA is consolidating its logon credentials. The use of the UID and PIN for authentication will be replaced with a UCLA Logon. A BOL ID remains the same but is now called UCLA Logon. More information about the project will be made available on the UCLA Logon ID site.


Jim Davis
Associate Vice Chancellor
Office of Information Technology

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