Get a Permanent Geneseo Email Address

Now you can have a free permanent e-mail address that NEVER changes and is affiliated with your alma mater! Even when you change jobs or e-mail providers, your free permanent e-mail address remains the same. All you have to do is come back and change your forwarding e-mail address.

What Do I Get by signing up?

  1. Giving people your Geneseo e-mail address associates you with the college, and the Geneseo network as a whole. If you're on
    the job hunt, having that Geneseo e-mail on the top of your resume may help you build an essential connection.
  2. A Geneseo e-mail will not only benefit you in the ease of sending and receiving messages, but it will allow you to be part of
    the official Geneseo network on Facebook. To become part of a network, Facebook users have to have an authentic e-mail
    address associated with that network's institution. Once in the Geneseo network, you will be able to view profiles of others in
    the network, as well as create and join events and groups associated with the Geneseo network.
  3. The convenience of having a permanent Geneseo e-mail address means that even if you change your e-mail service from g-
    mail, to yahoo, to a company provider, as long as you update your information on U-Knight, your outward e-mail address will
    never change. This is a huge convenience for family and friends who send you e-mails, because they only ever have to keep
    track of one e-mail address for you.
  4. Maintaining the Geneseo e-mail address even when you change e-mail services increases the likelihood of not losing touch
    with people who want to contact you. However, the e-mail forwarding service does not mean people cannot e-mail your actual
    e-mail address. It just gives you another option for what people see in the "From" field of your e-mail.


I'm a Current Alumnus                  I'm a Graduating Senior


For Alumni

Step 1

Log in to U-Knight, Geneseo's online alumni community, and select "Permanent Email".

Step 2

Select a name that will be the first part of your permanent email address (eg. your mail name carefully. Your mail name cannot be changed once activated.

Requirements: Only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), underscore (_), dash(-), and dot(.) are allowed. Minimum of 3 characters, maximum of 30 characters please.

Step 3

Supply a forwarding e-mail address that will receive e-mails addressed to your permanent e-mail address. Your forwarding address is the e-mail address you use at work or for personal use (e.g.,

Please enter your forwarding email address carefully, then select [Continue].

For Graduating Seniors


Graduating seniors can sign up for a permanent geneseo email address (see above) (

Your undergraduate Geneseo email account will expire two months after you leave the College; please create a new email account to use before this occurs. There are many free web-based email providers to choose from, and most Internet Service Providers offer email accounts to their customers. Geneseo provides a few options to make this transition easier. You can setup email forwarding. This will send any emails sent to your Geneseo account to any account you specify. You can setup a vacation auto-reply. This sends a message that you can put your new email address into. Any email that is still saved on your Geneseo email account will not automatically be forwarded. You will need to manually forward any messages you wish to keep to your new email address. If you have an email client (such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or Mac Mail) set up to get your mail through our IMAP server, you can drag the server folders to your local computer.


Your KnightWeb User ID and PIN will remain active after leaving Geneseo. You can access Knightweb to review your academic and financial records at any time. Graduates will gain access to KnightWeb Alumni. Knightweb Alumni will allow you to update personal information, find a classmate, submit classnotes as well as a host of other features.

Geneseo Licensed Software
Any software listed as Academic Software on is available only to current students. You must remove this software upon leaving the College. You can do this by going to Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel on a Windows computer.

Webpage/Network Storage
Like email, any files that you have saved to our Main or Files servers will be deleted two months after you leave Geneseo. Please be sure to back up any of this data that you wish to keep before leaving campus. Most computers on campus have CD-R drives which you can use to copy your files to recordable CD. If you would like help with this process or would like to explore other options, please stop in to the CIT HelpDesk in South Hall 225.