Identity Management, Deactivation, Services available after Graduation

What services do I get after graduating?

Here's what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois.

What to know

To protect our network, we remove the student status from the NetIDs of all undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students. Your student status will be removed one year after you leave the University. All of your crucial services - email, software, Library access, computer lab access - are tied to your NetID and your status as a student. You can continue to use all of your services until your student status is removed.

Services that continue beyond graduation

Graduating seniors, graduate students, and professional students can continue to use these services:

  • email address (emails will forward to an outside address, your actual inbox will be deleted)
  • Perpetual license software already downloaded and installed from the WebStore
  • WiFi (IllinoisNet_Guest only)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are leaving the University without graduating, your email forwarding will end after 1 year.

Services that expire when you lose your student affiliation

Once your student affiliation has expired, which is one year after graduation, you will not be able to use these services:

Planning ahead

  • Set your password recovery options in the NetID Center
    • You will need to keep your password updated to access services.
  • Set up email forwarding
    • Once you're student status is removed, you will not longer be able to log into your university email account. However, you can still be reached at your address if you set up forwarding to an outside address.
    • Email, How to set up email redirection 
  • Download any programs and save keys from your Webstore purchases
    • Before your student affiliation expires, buy, download, and migrate what you can right now. Perpetual license software will continue to work, but you should make a copy of your software and record access keys/codes now.

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk at or 217.244.7000 with further questions about services.

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Created:2015-04-30 16:22 CSTUpdated:2019-12-12 08:41 CST
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