Set Up Your UVA Email Account

Email is the University’s official means of communication with students. As a student enrolled through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, you need to establish your UVA email account by completing the following steps.

Step One

Receive UVA Computing ID / SIS ID
Within 72 hours of submitting the Permission to Enroll and Class Registration forms, students who have not had prior affiliation with the University will receive their UVA Computing ID and Student Information System (SIS) ID via email.  If you did not receive this email and need to obtain a UVA Computing ID and SIS ID, please contact SCPShelpdesk@virginia.edu. This desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Step Two

Obtain/Reset a System Generated UVA Password
Students must secure a System Generated UVA Password at  http://whois.virginia.edu/scps. Please follow carefully the instructions on that page and subsequent pages, and ensure that all steps are completed to secure your System Generated UVA Password and to establish and register your email account. 

You must submit the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Computing ID  (example edu4u)
  • Student Information System (SIS) ID
  • Email address (The one you used on your Permission to Enroll Form)


Under Electronic Mail Registration, select NO. This will allow you to create a new UVA Gmail account. You will be given a link to create your UVA Gmail account when you get your new password.  

Step Three

Record the System Generated UVA Password
Please record the case sensitive System Generated UVA Password in a secure location. 

Step Four

Create a UVA Gmail Account
To create a UVA Gmail Account, go to https://admin.mail.virginia.edu/addaccount/addgmail/
At the NetBadge Web Login, enter your UVA Computing ID and System Generated UVA Password.

NetBadge is a digital “badge” allowing access to protected resources on the UVA network. Whenever you are presented with a NetBadge Web Login, you need to use your UVA Computing ID and System Generated UVA Password

After the Gmail account is established, log in and finish the setup by following the instructions given on the Gmail webpage.  Bookmark this site for access to your Gmail account: http://www.mail.virginia.edu/gmail 

Still Need Assistance?

If you have trouble with any of these steps, please send an email to SCPShelpdesk@virginia.edu and explain your situation. This desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.