UIC Email Forwarding Frequently Asked Questions

UIC Email Forwarding

What is email forwarding?

  • Email forwarding is a new alumni benefit available to graduates of the Class of 2020 and later. The program allows you to keep your UIC email address and forward all emails sent to your UIC address to the personal email account of your choice. Complete the self-service opt-in form. On the form, select “Custom Email” and provide your preferred non-UIC email address.

Can I keep my UIC email address?

  • With the new email forwarding program, you can continue to have emails sent to your UIC email address indefinitely. Forwarding your email today will ensure that all new emails sent to your UIC email address will be forwarded for life to the personal email address of your choice.
  • We highly encourage you to save, download, or forward any items from your UIC inbox that you wish to keep as soon as possible. For more information about the terms of accounts, please click here.

Can I continue to share my UIC email address with others?

  • If you have opted-in to email forwarding, any emails sent to your UIC email address will automatically forward to the designated email address on the self-service opt-in form. On the form, select “Custom Email” and provide your preferred non-UIC email address.

Will I continue to have access to my UIC email inbox and previous emails?

  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to keep access to your UIC email account inbox, so be sure to save, download, or forward any items from your inbox that you wish to keep prior to the account deletion date. For more information about the terms of accounts, please click here.

How do I sign up for email forwarding?

  • To sign up for email forwarding, please complete this form. On the form, select “Custom Email” and provide your preferred non-UIC email address. Your email will begin forwarding to the designated email address upon completing the self-service opt-in form. You will receive an automated email message notifying you that the email routing has changed.

After I have completed the form, when will email forwarding start?

  • Your email will begin forwarding to the designated email address upon completing the self-service opt-in form. On the form, select “Custom Email” and provide your preferred non-UIC email address. You will receive an automated email message notifying you the day the email routing has changed.

What happens if I come back to UIC as a student, faculty or staff member? 

  • If you return to UIC as a student, faculty or staff member, your email routing will be switched back to a UIC email account and the email-forwarding will cease. Note: Your NetId never changes and will be reinstated if you enroll as a student again or become an employee at UIC.

My preferred email address has changed since opting-in to the program. How do I update my designated email address?

  • To update your email forwarding address, please complete this form. On the form, select “Custom Email” and provide your preferred non-UIC email address. Your email forwarding will be changed to the new designated email address in real-time. You will receive an automated email message notifying you of the email routing change.

Can I forward my email if I didn’t graduate from UIC?

  • Unfortunately, no. You must hold a degree from UIC to forward your email.