Campus Email Lists

The Listserv System

OIT maintains a bulk mailing system, commonly referred to as a listserv. This system is designed for bulk email messaging to more than 500 unique email addresses. Departments and staff can maintain their own custom lists. Listservs are an option for sending announcements to a targeted population such as a subset of university members (those using a particular service or a member of a university organization, for example). Listserv standards and guidelines are available to help you get started. 

To view a list of university listservs visit lists.ucdenver.edu. (As of January, 2022, you must first connect to the university network to access the listserv site. Visit the OIT Remote Access webpage for more information about using the university's VPN or Virtual Desktop.)

To request a listserv, create a ticket at the OIT Service Center by logging in at the top right corner using your university credentials. Once logged in, click on the Get Help tile and there will be space to describe your request. View the OIT Service Center portal job aid if you need additional assistance or contact the OIT Service Desk.

Other University Communication Systems

CU eComm Program

The CU eComm program offers a suite of Salesforce applications which includes Marketing Cloud for campuswide email messaging. The eComm program is the preferred platform for marketing communication at the university. More information about guidelines for the eComm program is available at cu.edu/ecomm.

Emergency Alerts

All CU Denver | Anschutz students, faculty and staff are automatically registered to receive emergency alerts to their university-issued e-mail addresses. More information about this process is available on the CU Denver university police alerts webpage or the CU Anschutz university police alerts webpage.

Campuswide Email / Listserv Alternatives

There are many ways to communicate information and events campuswide to staff, faculty, and students. Following are some suggested tools to help minimize use of listservs for mass-delivery messaging and reduce email fatigue:

  • Available Communication Vehicles. Contact your department, school, or college marketing and communication representative for more information about current in-place communication vehicles such as department / school newsletters and websites.
  • Clinical Trials Recruitment. Recruitment for clinical trials and related research activities should be submitted to the bi-weekly research studies recruitment newsletter at https://ucdenverdata.formstack.com/forms/research_studies. In addition, the research studies website is a community resource for featuring studies. Listservs are being phased out for use of promoting clinical trials and the Office of Regulatory Compliance has created this central repository to streamline university research efforts and processes.

Manage Your Campus Email Preferences

Manage campus Listserv or eComm program email messages by following the steps below based on the messaging platform. 

Listserv Emails

  • Listserv email messages will have an unsubscribe option at the bottom of the message you received that looks like the following. Click on unsubscribe.

unsubscribe message image

  • An email message will pop-up that looks similar to the image below; please click send to request removal from the selected listserv.

listserv unsubscribe image 1

  • Your email address should be removed from the appropriate listserv. If the unsubscribe function doesn’t work or you have any further questions, please contact the OIT Service Desk.

eComm Emails

  • eComm email messages being distributed from Salesforce and Marketing Cloud have a footer at the bottom of all university commercial communication. Following is an example of how the footer appears on emails being distributed from the university eComm program:

ecomm mail options

  • Click on the Manage your email preferences link. A page that says My Email Preferences will pop up with your name and email address.
  • Scroll down to View all University of Colorado email lists. From that list, you can select to receive communication from various areas within the university.
  • If you need additional assistance, email contact@cu.edu for more information about managing email preferences for messages from the university's eComm Salesforce and Marketing Cloud platform.