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ULCN and uMail

As an alumnus you can continue to use your ULCN account. In addition, your uMail will continue to exist after your graduation.

Alumni that have graduated after 31 August 2006 can continue to use their ULCN-account and university e-mail. The username will remain the same, but the password has to be updated every once in a while.

Sixty days after graduation the student account is converted to an alumnus account. Alumni with an alumnus account can continue to use the Library of Leiden University, log in for the tests and job search engine of the LU Career Zone and use the university workplaces. But it is no longer possible to use the Wi-Fi facilities on other universities (through Eduroam) and also services like Surfspot and Blackboard are no longer accessible. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to reserve a workplace due to the corona measures. More information about the UBL services in corona time can be found on the library website.

We strongly advice alumni to forward their uMail to their personal mail, and to let their personal mail address be added to the alumni database.

Have you graduated before 31 August 2006 and would you like to use a service that requires an ULCN-account?
By showing your ID and a proof of graduation (the diploma for example), yu may apply for a guest account at one of the library desks of the the Leiden University Libraries (UBL). For questions about guest accounts, please contact the UBL.

Please note: as an alumnus it's no longer possible to use the wifi-facilities on other universities (via Eduroam). Also services like Surfspot and Blackboard are not accessible for alumni.

The registration of PhD-graduates works differently than the registration of students. At the moment, only PhD-graduates that have been registered as a student during their PhD-track (and who have had a ULCN-account and student number), can obtain an alumnus account. In general we can say:

PhD-graduates who started their PhD-track between October 2006 and January 2015  don't get an alumnus account automatically, but can request an account by sending an e-mail to info@alumni.leidenuniv.nl.

PhD-graduates who started their PhD-track before October 2006 or in January 2015 or later unfortunately can't get an alumnus account at the moment. They can request a Leiden University Libraries guest account to continue using the library services.

Password and username 

Did you forget your password or username? You can reset your password or request your username via Account Self Service. This is only possible if:

  • You have registered a non-university email address or mobile telephone number
  • You have set the answers to the security questions
  • You know the answers to the security questions

If you are unable to use Account Self Service, you can ask for a new password via this online form or by contacting the ISSC Helpdesk (also for requesting usernames). 

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