U-M graduates receive alumni status automatically. Graduates who already have a uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile keep these and have their alumni affiliation added to their directory profile.
Former students who have completed at least one semester of a degree-granting program are eligible for alumni status. Former students who did not receive this status automatically can request it by contacting Gift & Records Administration.
Alumni keep some services:
- Uniqname and MCommunity Directory Profile
Alumni keep their uniqname, UMICH password, and MCommunity Directory profile for life.
- Email Forwarding
Students who prefer not to use U-M Google for their email can still retain use of their @umich.edu address when they become alumni. U-M offers email forwarding for alumni at no charge.
- U-M Google Apps
Alumni who used U-M Google Apps as students may continue to use their U-M Google account as alumni.
- Campus Computing Sites and Virtual Sites
Alumni retain access to a reduced list of software.
- ITS Service Center Assistance
Alumni may continue to contact the ITS Service Center for help with U-M computing services.
- Academic Pricing on Some Items at the Showcase
Alumni can take advantage of academic pricing that may not be available to them anywhere else
When students are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program, they lose eligibility to receive these U-M computing services:
- AFS Home Directory
- Printing in Campus Computing Sites
- Login Service
- Statistics & Computation Service
- U-M Box
- Microsoft Office 365
Students Who Do Not Complete Their First Term
Students who leave without completing at least one term lose their affiliation with the university when they are no longer listed by their department as Active in Program. They lose access to U-M computing services after a grace period.
- When the student affiliation is removed from the person's MCommunity Directory profile, an automated email notice is sent letting them know that they will lose access to some computing services in 30 days.
- Thirty days later, access to the services listed in the email ends.
- The uniqname and directory profile remain active for a little over a year to allow the former student access to their university record.
- Download or transition digital data from you account. If you will lose access to U-M computing services, see Managing Your Digital Files and Information When You Leave U-M for information to help you transition files, messages, and other digital data that you want to keep.
- U-M policy applies. Responsible Use of Information Resources (SPG 601.07) applies to all members of the university community and users of its information resources. This includes alumni and retirees who continue to have and use a U-M account.