Before Leaving Haas

UC Berkeley is changing the way that alumni obtain email access with the issuance of a new and free email account from Google. This account will automatically include your Haas-affiliated addresses* as aliases so you can continue to "send as" your student alias (e.g.

It will also include your bConnected data (Drive, Calendar, Contacts) so there is no need to archive data prior to your graduation.

All you need to do is to claim your address through the Cal Alumni Network page. (If you do not claim this email your bConnected account may be discontinued later after your graduation)

*The Haas-affiliated domain names which are included: (for MBA degree holders) (for BS degree holders)


How to claim your @Berkeley account

  1. Log into and click on the Claim Your Berkeley account link (middle column)
  2. Log in with your CalNet ID and Passphrase
  3. Click on the Claim My Email button and accept the @cal user policy that pops up
  4. Please allow up to 24 hours for your @berkeley account to be created
  5. Once the account has been created, log back into to finish your set up. All emails will now be sent to this location unless you update your forwarding preferences.

How to Create Forwarding to a Personal Inbox

  1. Log into and click on the Mail icon in the upper left hand corner
  2. Once in, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner
  3. Select the Settings option from the drop-down menu
  4. Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
  5. Click the Add a forwarding address button
  6. Type in the address you want your email to forward to
  7. Click next and a screen will pop up to tell you that a verification code has been sent to this email address
  8. Log into that email account and verify by clicking on the link provided
  9. Go back to the settings screen and be sure that you have selected your personal email in the forwarding dropdown area
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click on Save Changes

For visual reference, click on this link to the How Do I document (PDF)

Related video

For additional reference you can view this video from Haas Alumni Relations (Note: video is intended for a wider alumni audience and may reference material not necessary for upcoming graduates)

Archiving Your Data

Here are some optional steps to archive your bConnected data (bMail, bCal, Drive, etc.).

If you claim your account following graduation your bConnected data will be maintained and you would not need to archive your data.

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