IT Graduation Checklist

Graphic: Information Technology Graduation Checklist

Congratulations, Seniors!

As you prepare for graduation and your next endeavor, please take a few moments and review some important technology notes regarding your MultiPass and email accounts.

Access to Your MultiPass and Email Accounts

You retain access to your MultiPass and email accounts for one year after graduating from Duquesne. For example, if you graduate in May 2019, you will have access to your accounts until May 2020.

After one year has passed since your graduation date, your MultiPass and email accounts will be removed from our systems and will no longer be accessible. Alumni will be notified via email about their account removal at least one month before the removal date.

Email Forwarding and Automatic Replies

Computing and Technology Services (CTS) recommends setting an email forward and automatic reply on your university email account shortly after you graduate. An automatic reply can direct anyone emailing your university email account to contact you at a personal email address. An email forward sends a copy of an email sent to your university email account to a personal email account.

Note: Any forwards and automatic replies configured on your university email account will stop working after your account is removed.

Transfer Files Stored in OneDrive or Box

If you have files stored on your university OneDrive or Box accounts, transfer them to a personal storage account before your accounts are removed. If you do not have a personal cloud storage account, below are some recommendations from CTS:

Google Drive

Visit and click Go to Google Drive. After you are directed to the sign-in page, click Create Account. Google Drive currently offers 15 GB of storage for free and 100GB for $1.99/month.

Microsoft OneDrive

Visit and click Sign Up for Free to create a new account. When creating your account, be sure that the account you sign up with is different from your university email account. OneDrive currently offers 5 GB of storage for free and 50 GB for $1.99/month.


Visit and click Get Started. 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 you sign up with is different from your university email account.

Once your personal cloud storage account is set up, download files from your university OneDrive or Box account to your computer and upload them to your new account.

Access to University Licensed Software

Access to university software, such as Microsoft Office or SPSS, will expire once your MultiPass and email accounts are removed from the system. If you would like to purchase Microsoft Office, visit

Personal Accounts Linked With Your University Email

Personal accounts, such as social media or banking, may have your university email listed as a primary or recovery email. If you have accounts linked with your university email address, update the email address to a personal email address as soon as you graduate. For steps on how to update your email address, visit the respective account's help page.

Unlink Phone Contacts from Your University Email

If you added your university email account to your mobile device, your phone contacts may have become linked to this account. Create a backup of your contacts and connect them to a personal email account before your university email account is removed.

Computer Store Buyback Program

Before you graduate from Duquesne, visit the Computer Store to trade in your old computer and purchase a new one. For more information regarding the Buyback program, visit

Access to Handshake

You can sign in to Handshake using your MultiPass credentials for up to one year after you graduate. After your MultiPass account is removed, you will need to sign up for a new Handshake account. Visit and view the Your Handshake Account section for more information.

Transcripts and Student Records

You can still access student records after your MultiPass account is removed. Visit for information on how to order copies of your official transcripts. For other information, such as grades and class schedules, consult the Registrar's website at