Accounts and Computer Services Information for Graduating Students
June 1, 2013
Soon you will be receiving your hard-earned Drexel degree. We wish you all the best in your new ventures in life. At the same time, we want to call to your attention the changes that will take place this summer with your computer account and especially some of the continuing computing services that Drexel's Office of Information Resources and Technology (IRT) offers you.
Details are provided in the "Leaving Drexel" section of the Accounts & Email Policies page. Some key points:
- Drexel domain accounts close approximately 30 days after graduation
- DrexelOne, full email service, and dunx1 accounts stay open for up to two years after graduation (unless you request they be closed sooner)
- At account closing, you can request extended email forwarding for your userid and official addresses
- LinkEdu accounts remain open indefinitely
Please be sure to keep track of your passwords. Once you cease to be an active student, it will be difficult for IRT to authenticate your identity in order to help you reset your password.
These services allow you to continue to use computing in a familiar environment until you are more settled in your life. They also permit you to continue using the same email address for an extended period of time without having frequently to notify long lists of family, friends, and potential employers with changes in how to contact you.
We hope these services will be useful to you as you begin new assignments and assume new obligations. If you have any questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-895-2020. All good luck for the future.
P.S. For those of you with a continuing active role at Drexel (you are going on for an advanced degree, you are an employee, teaching, etc.), your computer account privileges continue as appropriate.