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Computer Account Retention Policy

  • Computer accounts are available for IUP students, faculty members, and staff. When a student graduates from the university or an employee leaves the university, his or her computer account is available for a period of time as determined by the IUP Central Computing Account Retention Procedures.


    • Accounts are inactivated 60 days from their date of graduation.
    • Accounts are purged 180 days (six months) from their date of graduation.

    Students are sent a reminder e-mail message two weeks before an account is inactivated.

    For students who do not re-enroll, accounts are inactivated after approximately one year for undergraduate students, and approximately six months for graduate students.


    • Faculty, non-faculty, and non-student-employee (staff) accounts are inactivated the same day as the termination date or last work date (whichever is more recent).
    • All employee accounts (both faculty and non-faculty) are purged 180 days (six months) from the inactivation date.