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NOTE: Alumni retain access to their Handshake account indefinitely so long as they continue to keep their netid password updated yearly: NetID Password Change FAQ

If you are an alumni and would like to have your existing Handshake account changed to a personal email address instead of your Syracuse University email address, please send an email to being sure to include your SU email information and the new email you would like to use.

  1. visit

  2. Select "No account? Sign up here" in the upper right corner of the page. You may sign up with an alternate email address.

  3. If you still use your email address you may enter it here, or you may enter your personal email address and select Next.

  4. Search for Syracuse University, then select Next.
  5. Create a password then click create account.


Once the signup process is complete, your account request will go to the campus administrator who will review to be sure you are an alumni of Syracuse University. You may receive a communication asking you to verify your status with the university and provide information such as previous names used, graduation year, SUID, netid or major.

Once your account has been approved: to login as an alumni, visit and select "Sign in with your email address" underneath the Syracuse University Login button. The Blue SU login button is only used for current active students or those people who still have an active netid and password associated with their Handshake account.

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