Email/Network Account Activation Instructions for New Students

  1. Visit the My Alfred homepage and click on "Useful Info" in the top right of the page header.
    Screenshot of the My Alfred header
  2. In the "Useful Info" dropdown, click "Email Activation" underneath the "Students" column.
    Useful Info dropdown with the Email Activation link highlighted
  3. On the "New Student Account & Email Activation" page, click the "Start Activation Process" button at the bottom of the page.
    Bottom of the New Student Account & Email Activation page with the Start Activation Process button highlighted
  4. To start the activation process, enter your 9-digit AU student identification number, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, or if your SSN does not work, please enter the last for digits of your 9-digit AU student identification number.
    Screenshot of the Student Account Activation page showing where to input your information
  5. After submitting your information, verify that the information displayed is correct and, if so, click "Yes, continue." Otherwise, click "No, go back" and reenter your information.
    Screenshot of the account verification page
  6. Read through the "Policy for the Use of Computing Facilities at Alfred University" and select either “I Agree” or “I Do Not Agree” at the bottom of the page.
    I Agree and I Do Not Agree buttons at the bottom of the policy page
  7. After clicking "I Agree," you will receive your AU username, email address, and a temporary password. You will be required to change your password before being able to access network resources. Click "Change Your Password" at the bottom of the page.
  8. A new page will popup to update your password. On the right side of the page, enter your email address, the temporary password given to you in the previous step, and a new password that fulfils our password policy and requirements.
    Screenshot of the page to update your password

If you have any difficulty activating your AU email/ network account, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 607-871-2222 or helpdesk@alfred.edu.