The NMU Alumni Association is proud to offer our graduates email service, branded by NMU ( and powered by Google Education. 

Effective Fall 2018, individuals who earn an NMU degree have the option to continue to utilize NMU Google Workspace using their email address. Access the full policy here.  

For key IT related information, visit

Benefits include: 

  • Improved mobile support
  • Unlimited Google Drive and email storage
  • Improved SPAM control
  • Google Docs integration
  • Google Talk/Hangouts integration

Your email address/account can be created with any desired name. First initial followed by the last name is commonly used, for example:

How do I set up my account?

First, your alumni status will be verified by providing the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Last four digits of social security number
  • Current email address:  A confirmation email will be sent to this address and will contain a temporary password and instructions for establishing your Gmail account and your initial log in. 

Once alumni status is verified, you will set up your Gmail account. 

  1. When prompted, enter your desired email address ( and click “Create.”  Your Gmail account will be created.
  2. Next a confirmation message will appear confirming your user name.  A temporary password will be presented at this time.  (This temporary password will also be sent to the email address you provided prior.)
  3. Log in and begin using your email and other services provided. 

What if I already have an email account? 

If you already have an email account, you will login at

I forgot my password.  How can I reset it?

You can call the NMU Help Desk at 906-227-2468.

Google Frequently Asked Questions

A bridge between our organization and Google products. On one side, we have communication and collaboration needs for our alumni. On the other side, there are successful, innovative, online personal Google products. Google Apps allows us to embrace the strengths of both sides.

Help Center:  frequently asked questions updated daily by product experts, tutorial videos of key features, user interface screenshots, active discussion groups, and more.

Alumni Email is an email for life product offered to alumni and students of NMU. Alumni Email is powered by Google and offers each user a customizable email address showcasing their alumni status at Northern Michigan University.

Google and its web-based email program Gmail are the engines that power Alumni Email. Each account provides users with an unlimited amount of storage, fast Google searches, and powerful spam protection. In addition, users also have access to Google Calendars to store all of their important dates and events on.

Yes! After logging in to Alumni Email, click the cog wheel button in the top right-hand corner and then "Settings". After the settings page appears, select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab and follow the instructions.

After you fill out the Alumni Email sign-up form, you will receive a login and temporary password within one business day. Visit to login to your new Alumni Email account.

Yes! Configuring your Alumni Email account in an external mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc.) is easy and can be achieved using POP or IMAP access. After logging in to Alumni Email, click the cog wheel button in the top right-hand corner and then "Mail settings." After the settings page appears, select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. Enable the option you'd like to use (IMAP is recommended) and follow the configuration instructions linked in that section. Remember to use your full email address as your username. Detailed instructions here.

Yes! Alumni Email powered by Google can be setup on most data-enabled cell phones, like the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and phones running Windows Mobile. Cell phone access can be done via your mobile browser by visiting, by enabling IMAP on your account and setting up Alumni Email as an email account on your phone or the Gmail IOS/Android app from the app store.

Click here for instructions on enabling IMAP on your Alumni Email account and for instructions on setting up Alumni Email as an email account on your phone.