Permanent Email Accounts
Information Technology, along with the Alumni Office, is pleased to allow you to keep a Roanoke College email address after graduating from college.
What is my permanent Roanoke College email address?
Simple. It's whatever your email address is now. Potential employers, family & friends can keep sending email to your current email address. They won't notice any change.
What is my email quota after I graduate?
Your email quota will remain the same as it currently is.
What is my permanent Roanoke College email password?
Simple again. It's whatever your email password is now. If you want to change your password in the future, go to MyRoanoke and click on the @mail.roanoke.edu link. Login with your existing password. Go to "Options" if you wish to change your password. Please note that this only changes your password for your email account. This does not change your MyRoanoke password. Also, changing your MyRoanoke password does not change your email password.
How can I read messages sent to this address after graduation?
Just go to MyRoanoke, click the @mail.roanoke.edu link, login, and you will see your email.
What's the catch?
You'll want to check your email frequently or forward it to another email address (see the next question) so that your mailbox doesn't fill up.
How do I forward my email?
For instructions on forwarding your email from your @mail.roanoke.edu account to another account, click here.
What if I don't want a permanent Roanoke College email address?
No action on your part is necessary. Simply don't check your RC mail using a browser or set up message forwarding. We encourage you to update your record on the Roanoke College Alumni Web Page at:
You can enter your preferred email address and mailing address so you will receive the RC Electronic Newsletter, the RC Alumni Magazine and Newsletters, as well as information on alumni events.
What if I have more questions?
Please contact the HelpDesk via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone (540-375-2225). Toll free 1-866-551-2225 outside of the Roanoke Valley.