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Regulations for the Alumni network and UGB Members

Former members of the University of Bonn have the option to keep a Uni Bonn e-mail address with a forwarding function to their private e-mail address

In order to keep your Uni Bonn e-mail address, you have to be member of the Alumni network or the Universitätsgesellschaft (UGB).

Save Uni Bonn e-mails and address book

Before the change of status (from university member to Alumni/member of the Universitätsgesellschaft), all important e-mails should be saved. With the completion of the change application form your status will be changed and your Uni-ID and all related data will be deleted. You will no longer have access to any IT services provided by the University of Bonn.

Forwarding to a private e-mail address

In some cases it is desirable or necessary that you can still be reached via the university e-mail address. For this purpose you can arrange that incoming e-mails sent to your university e-mail address will be forwarded to a private e-mail address on a permanent basis. Members of the Alumni network and the Universitätsgesellschaft can arrange the forwarding to a private e-mail via the change application form.

Transfer of functional Uni-IDs

If a functional Uni-ID is to stay in use, it is necessary to transfer the Uni-ID to another person who is member of the university by using the change application form.

Why is it necessary to change the e-mail address to a forwarding address? Is there no other option?

For legal reasons, Uni-IDs may only be assigned to university members, which does not include alumnis or members of the Universitätsgesellschaft. The university is therefore required to let your Uni-IDs expire.
The e-mail forwarding function has been found to be the best possible compromise: Alumni and members of the UGB can be reached under the university e-mail address on a permanent basis, while at the same time legal requirements are being complied with.

A reconversion is not possible

Once the Uni-ID has been converted into an e-mail forwarding, it cannot be converted back to a Uni-ID. If you should happen to be employed at the University of Bonn or if you start studying there, you will be assigned a new Uni-ID. It is impossible to convert the e-mail forwarding back to a working account.


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