Graduating Students

For students graduating in May, your network account will be deactivated mid September; December graduate accounts are deactivated mid May. 

All Emory services that required a logon using your netID and password will no longer be available after that date. This includes access to EmoryUnplugged, kiosk & lab computers, and your Emory email account.

After the account deactivation date, access to your OPUS account will remain available so you will still be able request transcripts. Any questions regarding OPUS after your network account is deactivated will need to be sent to OPUSHELP@listserv.cc.emory.edu.

Computer Services:

Access to Student Technology Support is free while you are an Emory student, but services like STS usually cost quite a bit (as much as $100 per hour and maybe more). There are a number of things you can do to keep your computer running at its best.

  • Keep your Antivirus software subscription up-to-date and run scans regularly. Companies like MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and SaferNetworking offer free versions of malware removal software that you can also use. These can be used in conjunction with your standard AV software.
  • Keep all software up-to-date. This includes the operating system updates, web browser updates (including all plug-ins), and any software used to view documents/files downloaded from the internet.
  • Run programs like CCleaner to clean out temporary and unnecessary files that no longer need to be on your computer.

Check out our Tips page for more information on things you can do.


Alumni Services and Permanent Email Forwarding:  

After the network account deactivation date, you will no longer have access to your @emory.edu email address. You can, however, sign up for an @alum.emory.edu address which will forward all email to another email address of your choosing. For instructions on creating the permanent email forwarding address, as well as for links to other benefits and services offered to alumni, please visit this page of the Emory Alumni Association.


Manage your Digital Footprint:

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and others all allow the general public to see your profile. It is up to you to manage the privacy settings for every profile so people see exactly what you want them to see. Many businesses will try to find these profiles for applicants and you need to make sure they will be pleased with what they see.

Sites like Linked-in allow you to create a social network that is geared towards your professional life and can be a great way to have a forward-facing and professional online profile for others to see.


Email Management:

Many web-based email accounts have the ability to "Send As" another email address. You can choose your permanent email forwarding address, <namechosen>@alum.emory.edu, and use the forwarding email address as a normal one. Directions on how to do this on a few major email providers can be found here: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com (need to set up a "Send Only" account via the "more mail settings").

It is possible to create an archive of your current Emory Office 365 email account, but it requires setting up an email client to access your account. More information on that can be found here.


Sponsored Accounts:

If you are maintaining an affiliation with an official Emory group or program, you may be eligible for a Sponsored Account. You will need a faculty/staff sponsor to request this limited account to be created for you. Your sponsor will be able to make this request by following the directions here.