Graduating Students

Congratulations new Alumni of Emory University!

Here's what you need to know going forward:  

-> View our webinar for Graduating Seniors here!

Emory Accounts

Access to all Emory services that require a logon using your netID and password end upon deactivation. Graduating students lose their access to Microsoft Office 365 (Emory email, OneDrive, Microsoft apps-downloaded and online), EmoryUnplugged, Box, library databases, computer workstations and other resources. 

The accounts of former Emory students are deactivated based on graduation date:

  • May & August graduating student accounts are deactivated in mid-September. 
  • December graduating student accounts are deactivated in mid-May. 

Access to your OPUS account will remain to request transcripts. Questions regarding OPUS after your network account is deactivated should be sent to OPUSHELP@listserv.cc.emory.edu.


Immediate Action 

  • Get new Email with Alumni Services: After the deactivation date, you will no longer have access to your @emory.edu email address. You can create an @alumni.emory.edu email account, powered by Google, when you sign into the Emory Online Community.  For more information on how to access your alumni email address, please visit alumni.emory.edu/email.
  • Consider current Emory email usage: Change accounts using your Emory email address as contact or login info or as a backup address (iCloud, Google backup address, and wherever else you have used an Emory email address).
  • Cloud Storage: Access to your Emory Box and OneDrive accounts will also end.  Download and save your files elsewhere in an account not tied to your Emory Email address.  Back up your data!  Note that these are Microsoft links and information is updated on their schedule. 
  • If you are using Emory's McAfee Anti-Virus protection, you need to uninstall it.  Please use the appropriate uninstaller tool and if you need assistance, contact us at SDL-help@emory.edu.
  • If you live in the Residence Halls on campus, you also have ClearPass.  If you are moving off campus with no future plans to live on campus, here's the instructions to uninstall ClearPass.
  • Return Equipment, Books, Storage Drives and other library materials: If you have items checked out from Emory Libraries, please return them. For questions, "Ask A Librarian"

Things you can do to protect yourself, your devices and your pursuits!

  • Maintain your devices:
    • Keep your Antivirus software subscription up-to-date; run scans regularly. See options.
    • Malware Removal: MalwareBytes, Bitdefender, and Adaware offer free versions if needed. 
    • Keep all software up-to-date. This includes operating system updates, web browser & plug-in updates, and software used to view documents/files downloaded from the internet.
      • For Windows, run Disk Cleanup on your machine once a month. 
      • For Mac, run First Aid on your machine after a forced shutdown to repair problems.
    • Back up your data regularly. 
  • Manage your Digital Footprint:
    • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others all allow the general public to see your profile. You must manage privacy settings for every profile so people see exactly what you want them to see. Businesses will try to find profiles for applicants; you need to ensure it shows your best.
    • Sites like LinkedIn 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.
  • 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 on your behalf  by following these instructions.