UC Berkeley is providing alumni with a free @berkeley.edu email account. This account will support your alumni forwarding addresses:
If you did not claim your @berkeley email address by February 28, you will still be able to claim an @berkeley account and, from that point on, receive email to your Haas affiliated accounts (all emails will arrive in the @berkeley.edu inbox). Emails sent to those forwarding addresses after the deadline and before you claim an @berkeley account cannot be recovered.
Watch this short video explaining the process or click here for written directions.
No settings will change in your email client!! However, you will need to log back into @cal and set your new @berkeley.edu email (which will include your Haas alias addresses to forward to your personal email of choice
Some users created a personal Google Account using their alumni forwarding email address. Therefore, when you claim your @berkeley email Google sees this as a conflicting account. When you next sign in to your personal Google Account, you'll be asked to resolve this conflicting account by creating a new google account OR adding to an account you already have. You will not be able to use your @berkeley as the new account. Click here for more information.
You can change your CalNet ID using the tool here (link is external). Find instructions online here After you change your CalNet ID, you will need to email the bConnected team at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) and request that they change your bMail address to match your new CalNet ID. Also, be aware that you are only allowed to change your ID one time, so we strongly advise you select something you intend to keep for the rest of your time with UC Berkeley.
Yes, some users who claimed will notice the display name is showing information (nicknames, middle initials, etc.) that they would like to update. Note: It may take 24-48 hours for the name changes to appear in bConnected. Go here to the "Alums" section for instructions