Deactivation, Information for Students studying abroad.
When students study abroad, the University Study Abroad Office requires all students going abroad through their programs, and those that they manage for some departments and colleges, to register for a placeholder credit class prior to leaving the country. Most departments and colleges have a timetable course that is designated for students studying abroad. This zero credit hour class functions to allow students to continue receiving campus services like email and is a "placeholder" for eventual transfer credit from a university overseas.
I'm studying abroad this semester/year - do I need to register for classes? I'm in another country and my email account just got deactivated.
However, not all students going abroad do so through the Study Abroad Office, or plan to transfer credit back to this campus. These students may have their services deactivated while they are studying abroad.
In any case, to retain university services such as email, all students studying abroad must do one of the following:
1) Register for a designated study abroad timetable course.
2) Register for zero credit hours, paying appropriate University fees.
3) Have your department sponsor your account.