When you graduate a lot in your life changes. Everything can be very overwhelming. What happens to your network folders? What happens to your email? How do you forward emails? What do you do with Symantec now that you’re graduating? Well, never fear, ITS is here, and we have you covered.
E-town Online Accounts
Your E-town accounts are accessible for one year post-graduation. This includes email accounts, network folders, websites, JayWeb, Digication e-Portfolios, and any other E-town managed service that you login to with your network account.
Downloaded Software (like Microsoft Office)
Any software downloaded free from the college or additional access provided through the college will also be available for a short period of time after graduation. Any software such as Office programs will need to be removed from your computer as soon as possible after graduation. After your Office access has been discontinued, you will no longer be able to access the programs. You can purchase access to Office through the Microsoft Store. If you are headed to graduate school, check with your school to see if they offer free Office access.
You will have access to your E-town email for one year after you graduate. Rather than login and check your old account daily, you can have your emails forwarded to another email address through Alumni Relations. Visit http://www.etownalumni.com to find out more about forwarding accounts. In the meantime, consider setting up an automatic email response to let users know you have graduated and give them your updated contact information.
You can finally get rid of Symantec! Yes, Symantec Endpoint Protection will no longer update once you are off campus, so there is no point in keeping it around. Be sure to download another valid antivirus software when you delete Symantec. Most internet service providers provide free downloads of this software. Be sure to double check the legitimacy of anything you download off the internet. Avast Online Security is a free product internet security. You will need to purchase Avast virus protection software though.
For more information about uninstalling Symantec, read this Knowledgebase article: Uninstalling Symantec.
When you graduate, you will receive an email from ITS about graduation policies regarding your account. You will also receive an email one year later informing you that your account will soon become inactive.
For more information about what happens to your account when you graduate, visit this FAQ page all about it: http://www.etown.edu/offices/its/faq/upon_graduation.aspx. If you have any questions or concerns about your account, please contact the Help Desk in Nicarry 125 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3333.