Information for Graduating Students

As a U-M alum, you will now have access to use alumni computing services. It has been a pleasure to provide you with computing services during your time at the University of Michigan. Best wishes on your future academic and professional endeavors.

Some of your U-M computing services will end soon

If you’re not returning to U-M next term as a student, Ph.D. candidate, researcher, faculty/staff member, etc. you will no longer be able to use some services as an alum. Before your affiliation with U-M ends:

  • Review your files and folders in storage services such as U-M Google Drive, U-M Microsoft 365, and U-M Dropbox. 
  • Reassign ownership of files and folders containing university data (sensitive and non-sensitive) and recurring meetings or cloud recordings in Zoom to another individual at the university.
Note: File/folder co-owners and alternative Zoom meeting hosts are not the same as a file/folder owner or Zoom meeting host and do not hold the same permissions.

Refer below for a summary of the U-M computing services you keep and lose as an alum, as well as how to save or transfer files you wish to keep for the computing services that will end.

Service Categories

Key:   Keep     Lose     Modify

Cloud Storage

Service Change Action Needed
U-M Dropbox
Lose

Download and save your U-M Dropbox files from your university account to your computer or a personal Dropbox account using a non-UMICH email address.

Deadline: Last day of examinations.

U-M Google services (Google Mail, Drive, etc.)
Keep
No action needed. Students who used U-M Google services may continue to use their U-M Google account as alumni.

General Computing Services

Service Change Action Needed
AFS home directory and personal website hosting
Lose

Download or transfer files you have stored in AFS using MFile over the web.

Deadline: Within 30 days of the last day of classes.

Canvas
Modify

Download content from courses in Canvas that you wish to keep. This might include instructional materials (e.g., presentations, videos, PDFs) as well as any materials that you have uploaded to Canvas as part of your coursework (e.g., assignment submissions, papers).

Deadline: By the last day of classes.

Alumni retain their Canvas profile indefinitely, but access to course sites, or specific content within sites, is subject to control by the instructor.

ITS Service Center assistance
Keep
No action needed. Alumni may continue to contact the ITS Service Center for help with U-M computing services.
Uniqname and MCommunity Directory profile
Keep
No action needed. Alumni keep their uniqname, UMICH password, and MCommunity Directory profile for life.
WiFi: MWireless, MGuest, and eduroam
Keep
No action needed. Alumni can continue to connect to MWireless or MGuest while on U-M campus locations. Eduroam is also available to alumni at higher-ed locations all over the world.
Wolverine Access
Keep
No action needed.

Security

Service Change Action Needed
Duo two-factor authentication
Keep
You are encouraged to continue using Duo. Two-factor authentication is not required of alumni.
UM Emergency Alerts
Lose

Continue receiving Ann Arbor campus emergency alerts through the Michigan App, the U-M Public Safety App, or by following the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) on Facebook and Twitter. All alerts via voice, text, and email will, however, end.

Deadline: 14 days after the last day of classes.

U-M VPN services
Modify
To continue using VPN for added security and access to some university resources, set up the VPN service for alumni.
Change UMICH Password or Update Account Recovery Info
Modify
Change your UMICH password or enter or update recovery information for your UMICH account at any time.

Computers & Software

Service Change Action Needed
Adobe Creative Cloud
Lose

Download or migrate your content to a free Adobe personal membership where you can store your work. You may purchase an individual Adobe account to continue using Adobe applications.

Deadline: Within 30 days of the last day of classes.

Campus Computing Sites and Virtual Sites
Modify
No action needed. Alumni retain access to a reduced list of software.
LinkedIn Learning
Lose

Connect your U-M LinkedIn Learning account to your personal LinkedIn profile to retain your training history. You may purchase a personal LinkedIn Learning account to continue using LinkedIn Learning after you leave U-M.

Deadline: Within 30 days of the last day of classes.

Login Service for the Linux Login Pool
Lose
No action needed.

U-M Microsoft 365

Note: This includes OneDrive and SharePoint cloud storage and all Office productivity apps.

Lose

Download or transfer any files you wish to keep from your U-M Microsoft 365 account to your computer.

Deadline: By the last day of classes.

Printing (MPrint)
Modify
Alumni can still print on campus but will need to purchase print credits and will no longer get an allocation each term.
Qualtrics
Lose

Export any surveys and responses you wish to keep. Transfer ownership of any surveys that are being conducted on behalf of the university to another individual at the university.

Deadline: Within 30 days of last day of classes.

U-M Slack
Lose

Download any files you wish to retain and consult with your Workspace Admins about guest roles or sponsorship if you will need access beyond graduation.

Deadline: By the last day of examinations.

Tableau
Lose
No action needed.
Tech Shop
Keep
No action needed. Alumni can take advantage of academic pricing that may not be available to them anywhere else.

Videoconferencing

Service Change Action Needed
U-M Google Meet
Keep
No action needed. Alumni who used U-M Google services as students may continue to use their U-M Google account as alumni.
U-M Microsoft Teams
Lose

Download or transfer any recordings you wish to keep from your U-M Microsoft 365 account to your computer.

Deadline: By the last day of classes.

U-M Zoom
Lose

Download any of your Zoom cloud recordings from your U-M account that you want to keep. You may sign up for a free basic Zoom account to continue using Zoom.

Deadline: By the last day of examinations.

Note: The exact timing of when you lose access to these services depends on when your U-M affiliation changes from “student” to “alum.” The timing of this change is different for each school or college. For specific information on when your affiliation will change, contact your school or college’s registrar. ITS strongly encourages you to take the steps above before the last day of classes to ensure that you have enough time to export your data before you lose access. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Center.