Student account closure

 


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

After this, you will lose access to your files and emails, so make sure you save copies of those you need to keep.

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Keep your files

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Keep your Google files

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Keep your emails



FAQs

When will my University IT account close?

If you're graduating, your University computer account will be suspended at the end of the month after your graduation date (e.g. if you Graduate in July, then the account will be suspended on the 31st of July). 

Once your account is suspended, you will lose access to your files saved on University Storage and your University email account. You will 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, your UCard will also expire -- the date of expiry is printed on the card.

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 library@sheffield.ac.uk. Please note that you will not be able to borrow resources.

Can I keep my @sheffield.ac.uk email address?

No. After graduation, 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 or social media 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'm 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 University Storage (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 University Storage.