Connect Accounts

Connect Account Eligibility

Connect provides email, calendaring, and collaboration services for UCSB faculty and staff. To be eligible for a Connect Account, you must first have activated your UCSB Identity.


Connect Account Types

The Connect service comes in two flavors: one that we call all-in service, and another that's known as calendar-only.

All-in service provides email and calendaring functionality, while calendar-only provides only the calendaring features to allow for a single scheduling platform across campus. Calendar-only service is preferred for organizations that prefer to run their own email service but still have a need to schedule with colleagues in different units.

See our page on Participating Departments for details on which organizations use Connect in which ways.


Getting a Connect Account

Account Management for Connect depends on which flavor of service your organization uses. If you're in an all-in department, Connect accounts can be created and managed by your organization's Connect Departmental Administrators (CDA).

Those in departments that use Connect for calendar-only service can have accounts created by contacting their CDA.

In either case, if you're not sure who is your CDA for your parent organization please consult our CDA Directory.


Connect Account Deletion

The CDA for their department can log in to the CAP and deactivate a Connect Account when an individual leaves the University or the account is otherwise no longer needed.