FIU Alumni Lifetime Email Policy

FIU is ending the alumni email for life benefits. With this change, you will no longer be able to log in to your FIU email and send or receive emails.  

The decision to stop offering lifetime emails was based on two primary factors: 1) a decrease in overall usage by our alumni community and 2) the strengthening of our cybersecurity while also achieving cost savings opportunities for the university.

The updated email policy also aligns with the best practices of many public universities and is becoming an industry standard in higher education.

What's changing?

The university has decided to end lifetime alumni email accounts and transition to time-limited account access. Alumni will now have access to their FIU email, OneDrive, and other services linked to their account for two years. Please be advised that your account may be closed before the two-year mark for inactivity. 

The two-year period begins when an email account holder has graduated is classified as an alumnus or alumna. 

Important information for existing alumni

If you became an alumnus in Spring 2022 or before, your account will be closed on June 1, 2024. However, if you became an alumnus or alumna in Summer 2022, your account will be closed after the add/drop date for Fall 2024.

When are you considered an alumnus?

Once you have graduated.

How to prepare?

If you're graduating or won't be enrolling for two consecutive terms, it's crucial to take some steps before your account expires. Review the various places that your email address is being used, such as social media, video streaming, and banking accounts, and update it to an alternate email address. 

To ensure a smooth transition and retain access to email-linked services, please take the following steps: 

  • Find an alternate email and cloud storage service. 
  • Review the various places your email address is being used, such as social media, video streaming, and banking accounts, and update it with an alternate email address.  
  • Inform others of your new email address.  
  • Set up an out-of-office message in your FIU email account.   
  • Save your data and documents to avoid losing any valuable information. 

Stay connected with FIU and update your email with FIU’s Alumni Association using this form.


If you have questions about your email, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or review our frequently asked questions for more details.