Student account closure

20 July 2019 

If you’re graduating this summer, congratulations! You may be wondering what will happen to your University computer account after graduation. Don’t worry; you have until 20 July 2019 to make sure you’ve saved copies of your files and important emails.

After 20 July, you will lose access to your files and emails, so make sure you save copies of them to keep hold of  them.


Keep your files

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Keep your Google files


Keep your emails


When will my University IT account close?

If you are graduating in summer 2019, your University computer account will be suspended on 20 July. 

Once your account is suspended, you will lose access to your files saved on the University Filestore and your University email account. You will also no longer be able to log on to campus computers or use the photocopiers and printers.  

When will my UCard expire?

If you're graduating in summer 2019, your UCard will have now expired.

If you are an undergraduate student with an expired UCard and would like to use the library facilities prior to your graduation, you can email Please note that you will not be able to borrow resources.

Can I keep my email address?

No. After 20 July, you will no longer be able to access your University computer account or emails. So it's important that you transfer any emails you wish to keep to your personal email account.

Don't use your University email address when registering for websites you will continue to use after you have graduated. Do not give your University email address to potential employers or when applying for jobs online as they will not be able to contact you after you've graduated.

What if I am continuing my studies as a University of Sheffield Postgraduate?

If you are continuing your postgraduate studies at The University of Sheffield, you will be given a new account when you attend your registration event, but you will keep your email address, emails, and Google account. Your Filestore (u:drive) will change as that is tied to your old account, so you would been to refer to the Keep your files if you have files in the Filestore.