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Activate your Purdue Career Account

What is my Purdue career account?

Your career account will give you electronic access to your email account and other electronic services. This account is created when you are admitted to Purdue and is yours to use for as long as you are affiliated with Purdue. You can store files in your career account and access them anytime, anywhere on campus. Your career account alias comprises the part of your email address before the

To Activate Your Career Account

  • You need your Purdue University Identification Number (PUID), which was provided in your online admission decision letter.
  • You will also need a career account set-up password. The career account set-up password was sent to you by email from the Graduate School’s Admissions office after you reviewed your online admission decision letter.
  • If you have not yet reviewed your online admission decision letter from the Graduate School, please do so to receive your initial career account set-up password.
  • Go to and use your PUID and career account set-up password to activate your account. If you have any questions regarding how to set up your career account, email

What is myPurdue? is the portal system where you can access your academic and financial account information. The software package is called Banner, so you may hear faculty and staff members refer to it by that name as well. You will need your career account login and BoilerKey to log in to myPurdue.

Some of the benefits of myPurdue include:

  • Online course registration in real time
  • Online credit card payment for tuition
  • Access to your financial aid information
  • Access to review and update your personal information such as emergency contacts, mailing address, email, ethnicity/race, and gender identity

What is Purdue Outlook 365 email?

An email account is provided to all individuals who maintain an affiliation with Purdue University. Your address will remain constant, even though your employing department or student information may change. Before you can receive emails, you must activate your email account.

How to Activate your Email Account

  • Go to and log in.
  • Click on the “Activate your account” link.
  • Choose “Create a new Office 365 account” if you have never signed up for an Office 365 account with your email address.
  • At the next screen, verify your Purdue Career Account password to complete your Office 365 account setup.
  • Your account has been activated.

Outlook 365 allows you to access your Purdue email. To log into Outlook 365, visit You will need your career account login and password to access Outlook 365. If you have questions related to service settings, you can view the instructions provided by Purdue IT at

If you have any questions, email, or call Purdue IT at or (765) 494-4000. Please be prepared to provide your career account login when you contact Purdue IT.

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