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Overview

The Pepperdine Alumni Email service is a free Gmail account offered to Pepperdine Alumni. Through the program, Alumni will enjoy an @alumnimail.pepperdine.edu address to stay engaged with the University.

Eligibility

Eligible alumni must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate from Pepperdine
  • Discontinue their program with at least 12 units

Other Requirements

  • Provide Google an alternate email or phone number for password resets
  • Alumni must keep their @alumnimail.pepperdine.edu account active*

*Dormant alumni accounts will be suspended and then deleted permanently after one year of inactivity.

Request Your Alumni Email Account

Activate Your Account

Take advantage of this benefit and activate your Alumni email account. Be sure to submit your request before the 90-day period ends after graduation.

Transfer Your Google Data

Recent graduates can transfer email and data from their student Google account to a personal Google account. This must be done before the 90-day period ends!


Frequently Asked Questions

  What happens to my @pepperdine.edu student email account after graduation or discontinuation of a program?

Students normally lose access to WaveNet and student email approximately 90 days after graduation (or discontinuation of classes). The University will send multiple reminder notices about the changes to your Pepperdine student account before your account will be deleted. Students have the option to sign up for an Alumni Email address (see "Request Your Alumni Email Account" above).

  Will the Alumni Email program be changing?

Yes. New and current Alumni will continue to enjoy an @alumnimail.pepperdine.edu Gmail account to stay connected with student colleagues, potential employers, and the University. However, Google has announced that it will eliminate unlimited storage for education. This change impacts all educational institutions, from K-12 to higher education, including Pepperdine. Due to this change in Google storage policy, the Alumni Email program will be Gmail-only.  Effective July 1, 2022, additional Google Workspace tools like Google Drive or Photos will no longer be available to alumni accounts.

  How will these changes to the Alumni Email program affect alumni?

Existing Alumni who created their Alumni Email accounts before July 1, 2022, will need to download any Google Drive or Photos files to their computer or preferred third-party provider by June 15 if they wish to keep the contents. On July 1, access to Google Drive and Photos will be removed from all Alumni Email accounts and the contents will be deleted.

New graduating students are encouraged to sign up for an Alumni Email account but transfer any of their existing student Google content to a personal Google account or download the material to their computers instead.

  Will Alumni need to keep their Alumni Email account active?

Yes. Alumni can enjoy their @alumnimail.pepperdine.edu account if the account remains active. Dormant accounts may become targets to hackers and place alumni information and University resources at risk. For this reason, Alumni Email accounts will be suspended and then deleted after one year of inactivity. Once an account has been deleted, it will be irrecoverable. So, we encourage our Alumni to check and use their accounts on a regular basis.

  Will existing Alumni account holders be notified of these changes?

Yes. The first round of notices to existing Alumni with Pepperdine Alumni Email accounts will be sent on or after March 15. We will make efforts to contact existing account holders with the Alumni email contact information we have available.

  I forgot my Pepperdine Alumni Email password. How do I reset it?

When you signed up, you provided Google with a contact phone number and an alternate email address for account recovery. Use Google's Account Recovery tool and enter your Pepperdine Alumni Email address (e.g. first.last@alumnimail.pepperdine.edu). Follow the prompts and use your recovery method (phone, email, and/or security questions) to complete any verification steps. If you need more help, please visit Google's support documentation: "How to recover your Google Account or Gmail."

 

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