Email Policy


The University of Massachusetts Boston provides email forwarding for alumni upon request. Students who wish to maintain their UMass Boston email address for forwarding purposes should contact the IT service desk by sending an email to within 30 days after the end of their last semester. Otherwise, inactive student accounts will be purged at the beginning of every semester.

Faculty & Staff:

Faculty members who retire can keep their UMass Boston email account for life. Staff members who retire and wish to continue using the university email system must formally request that their email account be kept active. Please send an email to requesting that you wish to continue using the university email system. Email accounts of faculty or staff who leave the University or are terminated will be deleted on the last day of employment.