UAF E-Mail

About UAF Email

"UAF uses e-mail to communicate with students on many important matters. E-mail is often the only way some information is distributed, so it is important that you regularly check your university e-mail address or forward mail from your UAF address to an address you check frequently. The university automatically assigns each student an official UAF e-mail account when the student enrolls (including students whose primary registration is through Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior-Aleutians, Kuskokwim or Northwest campuses). You are responsible for knowing -- and, when appropriate, acting on -- the contents of all university communications sent to your official UAF e-mail account.

If you want to receive university communications at a different e-mail address, you need to forward e-mail from your assigned UAF account to an e-mail address of your choice. You can easily do this online within your UA Google email account:

  1. Select "Settings," then "Forwarding and POP/IMAP."
  2. Select "Forward a Copy of Incoming Mail to" and enter your preferred email address. 
  3. Be sure to "Save Changes."

Source: "UAF communication via e-mail." University of Alaska Fairbanks. 24 Aug 2009 <>.

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources and UAF Email

Rasmuson & BioSciences Libraries provides access to many of our resources from off-campus. In order to access these resources you will need to have an active  UAF Email account.

  • "Returning UAF Students: During the month of August 2009 all active UAF student email accounts will be migrated to Google Apps @ UA. If you are currently unable to login to your SquirrelMail account (, it's likely your account has been moved to Google Apps @ UA.  To login to your new Google Apps @ UA account, visit Use your UA Username and password (the same credentials used to access Blackboard) to login.
  • Don't know your UA Username and/or password? Visit ELMO."

    Source:  "OIT email support." University of Alaska Fairbanks. 24 Aug 2009 <>.

    Use your Google Apps @ UA account username/password to login into the library's off-campus resources.

  • New UAF Students: New UAF students will be issued a Google Apps @ UA account. Use your Google Apps @ UA account username/password to login into the library's off-campus resources.

When logging into off-campus resources, you should see a page similar to the screeshot below.


Getting Help with UAF Email

If you need help setting up your UAF email account, contact the UAF Help Desk

This page was last modified on November 10, 2014