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.

Students

  • 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 email message two weeks before an account is inactivated.

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

Employees

  • 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.

Computing Accounts FAQ

How long will my computing accounts remain active?

  • Graduating students: Accounts will remain active for 60 days after graduation.
  • Students who do not reenroll: Accounts will remain active for 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 separation date or last work date (whichever is more recent).

When will the IT Support Center purge my account?

For students, the purge process is completed 180 days after graduation. For employees, both faculty and non-faculty, the accounts are purged 180 days from the inactivation date.

Is there an email service for students after graduation?

Alumni can request an IUP Live Mail Account. Please see the IUP Live Mail page for more information. 

Even though my computing account goes away after graduation, is there still a way to access some of the MyIUP functionality?

As an alumna/alumnus, you will always have access to the Former Student login found at MyIUP. Upon visiting this page, scroll down and click on Former Student Login. By using the Former Student Login, you will be able to request a Live Mail account, request unofficial transcripts, etc.

If you are not an alumna/alumnus, but are no longer attending IUP, you can still log in to the Former Student Login.

If you do not recall this login information, you can contact the IT Support Center.