Information Technology Graduation Checklist
Computing and Technology Services IT Graduation Checklist:
Congratulations, Seniors! As you prepare for graduation and your next endeavor, please be sure to take a few moments and review some important technology notes regarding your MultiPass and email accounts.
Duquesne University Multipass and Email Accounts
You will retain access to your Duquesne University MultiPass and email accounts up to 1 year from your graduation date. For instance, if you graduate in May 2018, you will be able to access your Multipass and email accounts until approximately May 2019. After 1 year has passed since your graduation date, both of these accounts will be removed from the system and will no longer be accessible. Prior to the accounts being removed, students will be notified of the account removal date via email.
To access items such as your transcripts, please visit duq.edu/transcripts. For other information, such as grades and class schedules, feel free to consult the Registrar's website, duq.edu/registrar .
Email Forwarding and Auto Reply
Computing and Technology Services (CTS) recommends setting a forward and auto reply on your Duquesne University email account immediately after your graduation date. An auto reply can direct anyone emailing your Duquesne email account to your personal email address. Additionally, a forward will ensure that any messages sent to your Duquesne email account after graduation are delivered to your personal email account. For steps on how to set a forward or auto reply, click here.
Please note: any forwards and autoreplies that were configured on your @duq.edu email account will no longer function after your account has been removed from our systems, which occurs approximately one year after your graduation from the University.
Have Files Saved on OneDrive?
If you have any files stored on your Duquesne University OneDrive account, be sure to transfer the files to a personal storage account. If you do not have one setup, below are some recommendations from CTS:
- Google Drive: Visit https://www.google.com/drive/ and click "Go to Google Drive." After you are directed to the sign in page, click "More Options" and choose "Create Account." Once your account is setup, you can download your files from your Duquesne University OneDrive account to your computer, and then upload them to your Google Drive account. Google Drive currently offers 15 GB of storage for free and 100GB for $1.99/month.
- Microsoft OneDrive: Visit https://onedrive.live.com/ and click "Sign Up for Free" to create a new account (be sure that the account is different from your Duquesne University email address). Once your account is setup, you can download your files from your Duquesne University OneDrive account to your computer, and then upload them to your personal OneDrive account. OneDrive currently offers 5 GB of storage for free and 50 GB for $1.99/month.
- Box: Visit https://www.box.com/ and click "Sign Up." When choosing a plan, navigate to the Individual Plans tab to select either the "Individual (Free)" or "Personal Pro" ($10/month) option. When creating your account, be sure that the account is different from your Duquesne University email address. Once your account is setup, you can download your files from your Duquesne University OneDrive account to your computer, and then upload them to your personal Box account.
Access to Duquesne University Licensed Software
Access to software you obtained as a student, including Microsoft Office 2016, will expire once your MultiPass and email accounts are removed from the system. If you would like to purchase Microsoft Office, please visit https://products.office.com/en-us/home.
Personal Accounts Linked With Your Duquesne University Email
Personal accounts, such as social media or banking, may have your Duquesne University email listed as a primary or recovery email. If you have any accounts linked with your Duquesne University email address, please be sure to update the email address to your personal email address as soon as you graduate. For steps on how to update your email address, please visit the respective account's help page.
Computer Store Buyback Program
Before you graduate from Duquesne University, be sure to visit the Computer Store to trade in your old computer to use towards the purchase of a new one! For more information regarding the Buyback program, feel free to visit http://duq.edu/about/campus/computer-store/recycling/buyback.