Want a Student Email Account?

If you're a current De Anza student, you can request a college email account by using the Student Email app listed in MyPortal.  This will give you an email address ending in @student.deanza.edu

Bonus: You Get Office 365, Too

If you have a De Anza student email account, you also get free access to Microsoft's Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other online software


How to Request an Email Account

Open the Apps section in MyPortal and click on the Student Email Application tile.

screenshot showing student email app in MyPortal
When you click on the tile, you'll see instructions for submitting your request online. Your address will include your last name and legal first name, like this: lastnamefirstname@student.deanza.edu.

As an alternative, you can use a preferred first name, provided you follow the online instructions for adding  your preferred name to your records in the Admissions Office: 

  • Log in to MyPortal and open the apps section, then click on the Student Registration app
  • Look under "My Profile" and select Add My Preferred First Name (De Anza)

If you choose this option, your email address will look like this: lastnamepreferredname@student.deanza.edu

Once you submit your request, you'll receive a confirmation sent to your primary email address (the personal account that you used to apply or register for classes), with instructions on how to access your new account through Office 365 or MyPortal.

screenshot showing email page in MyPortal
These accounts are only available to active students. (Foothill-De Anza district employees aren't eligible because they have employee accounts.)

Your student email account will stay open if you remain an active registered student without missing two consecutive quarters. If you stop taking classes for two quarters in a row, your email account will be closed.

Need Help With Your Student Email Account?

If you've followed the instructions on this webpage and are still having trouble, visit the Tech Support webpage for tips on where to find help.


Updating Your Primary Email Address for Registration

Applying for a student email account won't change the primary email address that's associated with your registration records. It's recommended that you don't use the @student.deanza.edu account as your primary address for registration or other important activities, since the student email account will be closed after you leave the college.

If you do need to change your primary address for registration

  • Log in to MyPortal and open the apps section, then click on the Student Registration app
  • Look under "My Profile" and click on Update My Personal Information
  • Select View Email Addresses
  • Select Update Email Addresses
  • Follow the instructions on your screen
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