What happens to my University Email after Graduation?: Your IT Services questions answered
Congratulations! Graduation is just around the corner and navigating all the final to-do’s for the culmination of this chapter of your life can be quite daunting. Technology Services is here to help! Here’s what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois.
What to know
To protect our network, we remove the student status from the NetIDs of all undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students. For most students, when you leave the University, your student status will be removed one year after graduation. All of your crucial services--email, software, Library access, computer lab access--are tied to your NetID and your status as a student. You can continue to use all of your services until your student status is removed.
Set your password recovery options
You will need to keep your password updated to access services. Update your password and set your recovery options here
Set up email forwarding
Once your student status is removed, you will no longer be able to log into your university email account. However, you can still be reached at your NetID@illinois.edu address if you set up forwarding to an outside address.
Currently, degree recipients will be able to forward their email indefinitely.
Perpetual license WebStore software + some subscription software
You will not be able to log into WebStore to access your order history. Take some time now to visit the WebStore and save or store any access keys/codes for your software. Some subscription software will expire before your student status is removed.
Save or migrate stored online data
If you've been using U of I Box or university accounts for OneDrive or Google Apps at Illinois, save or migrate access to any important files.
U of I Box
Google Apps @ Illinois
Did you know there’s program on campus that loans iClickers to students in financial need?
To donate your iClicker, simply take it to:
Office of the Dean of Students
Turner Student Services Building
610 E. John St, Champaign, IL 61820