Learn about TUmail.
All eligible members of the Temple community, including current employees, students, and authorized guests receive an @temple.edu e-mail account upon joining the university. Alumni are also eligible to keep their email access.
Degree Seeking Students
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a TUmail account after you pay your tuition deposit or Graduate Matriculation Fee.
Instructions for activating your account at https://accounts.temple.edu are e-mailed to the e-mail address you indicated on your application to Temple. Note that you will need your nine-digit TUid to complete the process.
After you have met with an advisor and registered for classes, your AccessNet account information and instructions for activating the account will be mailed to your home. If you did not receive this information, visit or contact the Help Desk.
If you are a new faculty or staff member, Temple University provides you with a Microsoft 365 Outlook email account with an @temple.edu e-mail address one business day after you have been entered into the HR payroll system.
Faculty and employees who officially retire from the university, will automatically retain their email account after retirement.
For business continuity purposes, some departments need a departmental email address to:
- manage high volume e-mail demands that a single person may not be able to handle
- send e-mail from a department that is not associated with a particular person
Authorized guests of the university with a legitimate business need are eligible for a Temple email account. To request an account, a sponsor must log in to TUportal, click Guest Access Request System, and submit a request. An account will be created within 48 hours.
For information on alumni TUmail accounts, see the Alumni website.
Email accounts are closed automatically when:
- a student fails to register for a semester
- an employee is terminated
- guest access date has expired
Note: Persons with more than one role, such as employee and student, will keep their email accounts as long as they continue with the university under at least one role.