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Cal U Email and VIP Access Information

The Vulcan Information Portal (VIP) provides secure, online access to important information at Cal U. Use VIP to register for classes, see your bill,and check on financial aid.  

Step #1
As a new student, you must first retrieve your username and password.  Go to the Cal U homepage,, click on Quick Links on the bottom left and select “Get Campus Username and Password.”  You will be prompted for your student ID (eight character ID number listed in your acceptance letter omitting the “C”), first and last name, and birth date. Once this information is retrieved, please continue to step #2.

Step #2
Log into your email with the username and password retrieved in step #1 by going to the Cal U homepage,, click on Quicklinks on the bottom left, and select check email.

To change your password, visit You will be prompted to enter your email address, old password and then a new password. This will be your new password and used for logging into the VIP Portal (step #3).

Logging into the Vulcan Information Portal (VIP):

  • Click the VIP link on the Cal U homepage, Look for the VIP logo on the left side of the homepage.
  • Log in to VIP with the same username and password that you use to access your campus e-mail account. (For students, your username consists of 7 characters — 3 letters and 4 numbers. For example, student John Smith’s username might be smi1234. Do NOT enter the “” part of your e-mail address when logging into VIP.)

Registering your account with the Cal U footprints system:

  • Go to

  • Follow prompts to register your account.
  • Registering will allow you to reset your password online if you have forgotten or lost it.

If you need assistance with setting up your user account information, please contact the helpdesk at 724-938-5911 or at

NOTE: Cal U Global Online Administrative Staff strongly encourages students to check their email regularly to prevent missing any important correspondence from professors, administrators, and other University officials.