Your Point Park email account will serve as the primary method of communication for announcements regarding happenings within the University community. Until such time, your personal email used during the application process will fulfill this role.
Email Accounts for New & Transfer Students
Point Park email accounts are created automatically for full-time freshmen and transfer students upon payment of the tuition deposit. For all others, the account is created upon registration for classes.
Once your Point Park email account has been created, all passwords and University communication will no longer be sent to the email address used during the admissions process.
Default Email Username
Your username is your first initial + middle initial (if provided to Point Park) + the first five letters of your last name.
Name: Jane A Johnson
Default Email Password
Your password will be the last four digits of your Social Security number plus the first letter of your first name, the first letter of your last name, and the middle two digits of your Social Security number. Persons without a Social Security number should contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-392-3494 or email@example.com for assistance in obtaining a password.
Please note that changing your email password will also change the password for access to the computer labs as well as Blackboard. Your PointWeb password will not be affected.
How can I check to see if my email has been created?
You will receive communication from the University that your Point Park email account has been created. At any time you may check to see if your email address has been updated with the newly created Point Park email address by logging into PointWeb. Simply follow these steps:
- Log Into PointWeb (Learn how to use PointWeb)
- Click on 'Personal Info'
- Verify current Email Address
Blackboard accounts will be created periodically prior to the start of each semester. Although your account will be created by Information Technology Services, students will automatically be enrolled in Blackboard courses based on course information from the Office of the Registrar. If students do not appear in a Blackboard course, faculty should contact the administrative assistants in their department to confirm a student's enrollment status.
Please note that changing your email password will change the password for access to computer labs and Blackboard, but your PointWeb is a separate account that will remain unchanged. You must change your PointWeb password separately.