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New L&C Account Format

October 07, 2020

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As many of you are aware, on May 13, 2020 the format for new L&C accounts changed. In the past, each person’s L&C username and email address were basically one in the same. Now, all new students, staff and faculty are given a separate numeric (less identifiable) username. They also have the option of creating an email alias that more truly reflects their actual legal or preferred name. Although these L&C usernames can’t be changed, the email alias associated with them can.

These new usernames begin with LC and the year the account was created followed with a unique 4-digit number. For example, Jane Doe’s username may be lc20-1234. In this example, Jane would log into most of her L&C accounts using lc20-1234 including the Google suite of apps.

If Jane created an email alias, such as, when she sends an email the recipient would see that the email came from rather than lc20-1234. If you wish to send an email to Jane Doe you have two options. You can send her an email at or at The choice is yours. Any messages sent to either or will be received by Jane.

The main purpose for this modification is to better accommodate name and identity changes for our community members. Taking these steps to improve the process should provide a better experience for the college community moving forward. If you have an old-style username, nothing has changed for you. You will continue to log into systems such as Webadvisor, Workday, Google and Livewhale just as you have in the past. Again, this change only affects newly created L&C accounts.

If you wish to learn more about these changes you are welcome to view our FAQ and see for yourselves what the new account creation process looks like. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the IT Service Desk at

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