Departing Student Guide

Your University student account and access any university services will expire shortly after you have graduated. To continue receiving e-mail sent to your student account, follow the list below to make sure you are prepared.

1) Back up your U: and OneDrive Documents:

Your U: drive storage and OneDrive documents will need to be backed up to a USB, cloud storage or external drive prior to the migration of your account from @vandals to @alumni. If you migrate your account, and do not back up your OneDrive documents, they will be deleted during the transition

2) Save important documents

Print off any important documents you may need, as your print quota is  non-refundable. Graduates will no longer have access to VandalWeb. ITS suggests making hard copies of any information you may need, like unofficial transcripts. 

You can also save these files by "printing" them to PDF format.

Screenshot of the print destination set to "save as PDF"

3) Remove Microsoft Office from your machine

ITS recommends you uninstall Microsoft Office and install an alternate program, or purchase your own license for Microsoft Office, as your license will expire upon graduation. Other applications you may need to uninstall include Cisco AnyConnect. If you have questions about what alternative antivirus programs are available, please contact the Student Technology Center.

4) Learn how to access AirVandalGuest

While on campus in the future, you may connect to the wireless network AirVandalGuest with the passphrase: GoVandals!

5) Setup an account

 View our full video and photo tutorial to migrate your account, or follow the instructions below.

Step 1:

Navigate to and log in using your NetID.

Step 2:

Select Alumni/Retirees from the menu on the left and click Migrate to Office 365. Your OneDrive data will be deleted, don’t forget to back it up before you continue.

Step 3:

Check the box next to your account and click Migrate Account to begin the process.

Step 4:

Once the process has finished, go back to the Alumni/Retirees tab and select Change Office 365 Password. Check the box next to your account and enter a new password. Be sure to confirm the password in the second box and then click Set New Password.

Alumni passwords expire periodically. You can change your password at any time by returning to Account Management (

Step 5:

To log in to your Alumni account, navigate to After bookmarking this page, click Continue to Email Logon. Make sure to use your full alumni email address, including, when logging in.

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