How to Manage Your Tech after Graduation
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 user name (name.#) and password. Many services are only accessible through these credentials, but you can prepare in advance to avoid having problems.
We recommend you review the affected services and complete all maintenance activities by Friday, December14.
Action Needed Before Graduation
Upon graduation, you won't be able to log in to BuckeyeBox, and your shared collaborations will be removed. If you need files after graduation, download those files to your computer or transfer them to a personal Box account. Keep in mind that BuckeyeBox accounts allow unlimited storage, while a free Box account only provides 10GB of storage.
If you have shared a file with others who still need it, please transfer ownership of that content to someone who is remaining at the university. Files are not deleted, but you will want to manage them before losing access. We are not able to transfer files for you. Learn more here.
Your U.OSU access and access to websites you've developed using this tool will also be affected. When you lose access, you will be unable to sign in to your site, even to delete it. It is simple to save your content by exporting it to another WordPress site. Check out this Resource Center article for a walk-through of the WordPress export process. If you used your U.OSU account to manage a group blog or website, transfer your site privileges to another user or change admins.
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. Use it before you lose it! You’ll never get a better deal.
No Action Needed
Mail sent to your Ohio State email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and BuckeyeMail account (email@example.com) can continue to be accessed through Buckeyemail. In the future, if you choose to forward this mail to another account, you can log in to my.osu.edu and select "Change Email Delivery."
Two-Year Access After Graduation
You will retain access to “osuwireless” for 2 years after graduation. You will also continue to have access to the unencrypted “WiFi@OSU” visitor network.
Office 365 Student Advantage/ProPlus
Your access to Office 365 Student Advantage/ProPlus will continue for 2 years after you graduate.
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.