The method for adding a buddy will vary from chat client to chat client. Please click on the appropriate link for instructions.
Usernames for students, faculty, and staff should be the first part of your UCSD email account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you do not know your UC San Diego email address, talk to your department network administrator. Reset your password with the AD Password Change Tool.
Stop by the ACMS Help Desk with a photo ID.
chat.ucsd.edu does not log chat sessions. The only information stored on server is your username and password at the time of login and logout. However, most chat clients have logging functionality, so it is best to assume that your chat conversations are being logged by the person you are speaking with.
Your chat.ucsd.edu account will remain active for 90 days after you graduate. It is recommended that you switch to an alternative Jabber based service such as Google Talk during this grace period. After the 90 day grace period, your account will no longer be active.