Technology Access After Graduation
If you are graduating soon, CONGRATULATIONS!
As you prepare for your next steps after graduation and your relationship with the university evolves, remember that your access to technology services will also be changing. Graduating from the university will change permissions for your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Although access to many services extend past graduation, you will lose access to a few things at graduation. We recommend that you make any necessary changes a week prior to graduating.
If you are an Ohio State employee, you can disregard these guidelines.
No Action Needed
You can continue to use your Ohio State email address (@firstname.lastname@example.org) and BuckeyeMail account (@email@example.com) - you do not lose access to your email at graduation. No action is required from you to retain your email access.
If you were issued a Digital Flagship iPad kit, you can keep your full iPad kit at no charge. A few weeks after graduation, you’ll receive an email from the IT Service Desk to alert you when Ohio State management is remotely removed from your iPad. Digital Flagship loaners are due back at the end of the semester. You will be notified if you have a loaner to return. If you’d like to return your iPad so that a future Ohio State student can use it, please drop it off at the BuckeyeBar location inside Thompson Library Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Access Ends Upon Graduation
You will lose U.OSU access and access to websites you've developed using this tool upon graduation. When you lose access, you will be unable to sign into your site, even to delete it. It is simple to save your content by exporting it to another WordPress site. Check out this Word Press export process for a walk-through. If you used your U.OSU account to manage a group blog or website, transfer your site privileges to another user or change admins.
University Library Databases
Remote access to library databases is discontinued upon graduation. You may still access library resources as a guest from campus locations.
Tech Hub Discounts
Besides service access changes, upon graduation, you'll no longer be eligible for exclusive academic discounts on technology purchases at Tech Hub.
30-Day Access After Graduation
After graduation, you will retain access to CarmenZoom for 30 days. If you recorded meetings to the cloud that you want to keep, you must download and save those recordings from your account within 30 days. If you would like to set up a personal Zoom account, you can do so by using your personal, non-OSU email. Once you have left the university, you will no longer be able to use any Ohio State-issued email address (@osu.edu, @osumc.edu, @buckeyemail.osu.edu) for a personal Zoom account.
60-Day Access After Graduation
Employment and Applications at Ohio State
Your current Workday profile is active for 60 days post-graduation. If you have applied for a job at Ohio State, your application process will continue for any position in which you are currently a final candidate. To ensure you are considered for future Ohio State employment opportunities at 60 days post-graduation and beyond, access the Ohio State careers site (hr.osu.edu/careers) and create a new profile using the "non-Ohio State employees" link.
Two-Year Access After Graduation
You will retain access to "eduroam" and “Registered4OSU” for two years after graduation. You will also continue to have access to the unencrypted "WiFi@OSU" visitor network.
You will be able to log in to Carmen for 2 years after graduation, however, the length of time that course content remains on Carmen is at the discretion of the instructor. We recommend that you download and save copies of any of your course assignments that you want to keep as soon as possible after graduation.
OneDrive and Microsoft 365 Student Advantage/ProPlus
Your access to Microsoft 365 Student Advantage/ProPlus will continue for two years after you graduate. This includes: Outlook, OneDrive, MSOffice, and other Microsoft 365 applications. If you have used BuckeyeBox in past years, be sure all the files you need are in your OneDrive account. If any files are missing, be sure to download them from Box.
For two years after graduation, you can log in to buckeyelink.osu.edu to view your financial and academic history, update personal information and more. BuckeyePass two-factor login is required to access the Student Center, so be sure to keep your registered device information updated.
For technical assistance beyond the resources provided above, call 614-688-4357 (HELP). We wish you a smooth transition to your next adventure.