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Leaving Boston College?

what happens to your email and other computing services

Learn how to keep your BC email address after graduating.

Do you need your BC Google account data?
If yes, download your data using the Google Takeout Service or copy your Drive files to a personal Gmail account using Drive Migrator. To keep your saved emails, email folders, or contacts, copy them to a non-BC email account.


 

Student graduating in May

  • Library privileges for borrowing materials ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library Card to check out items.
  • Email, BC Google account, Agora Portal, network access, and all other BC services will be available until October 1st. After October 1st, your email address at Boston College will no longer be valid (unless you set up alumni email forwarding), your BC Google account will be deleted, and your Personal website will be removed. For example, if you graduate in May, these BC services will be available until October 1 of that same year.
    Note: You will receive an email reminder one month before you lose access.
  • Your Eagle ID card will be deactivated the day after commencement.
  • To ensure your computer functions properly and your software licenses are valid, please follow these instructions: Mac | Windows

Do you need your BC Google account data? If yes, download your data using the Google Takeout Service or copy your Drive files to a personal Gmail account using Drive Migrator. To keep your saved emails, email folders, or contacts, copy them to a non-BC email account.

Were you a student employee? Learn how to transfer file ownership of any Google Drive content you created in the context of your employment.

 

Student graduating in the summer

  • Library privileges for borrowing materials ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library Card to check out items.
  • Email, BC Google account, Agora Portal, network access, and all other BC services will be available until April 1st of the following year. Student email accounts are only purged in April and October. For example, if you graduate in the summer, your email address at Boston College will no longer be valid (unless you set up alumni email forwarding), your BC Google account will be deleted, and your Personal website will be removed on April 1 of the following year.
    Note: You will receive an email reminder one month before you lose access.
  • Your Eagle ID card is deactivated the day after the summer term is over.
  • To ensure your computer functions properly and your software licenses are valid, please follow these instructions: Mac | Windows

Do you need your BC Google account data? If yes, download your data using the Google Takeout Service or copy your Drive files to a personal Gmail account using Drive Migrator. To keep your saved emails, email folders, or contacts, copy them to a non-BC email account.

Were you a student employee? Learn how to transfer file ownership of any Google Drive content you created in the context of your employment.

 

Student graduating in December

  • Library privileges for borrowing materials ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library Card to check out items.
  • Email, BC Google account, Agora Portal, network access, and all other BC services will be available until April 1st of the following year. After April 1st, your email address at Boston College will no longer be valid (unless you set up alumni email forwarding), your BC Google account will be deleted, and your Personal website will be removed. For example, if you graduate in December, these BC services will be available until April 1 of the following year.
    Note: You will receive an email reminder one month before you lose access.
  • Your Eagle ID card is deactivated sometime between Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • To ensure your computer functions properly and your software licenses are valid, please follow these instructions: Mac | Windows

Do you need your BC Google account data? If yes, download your data using the Google Takeout Service or copy your Drive files to a personal Gmail account using Drive Migrator. To keep your saved emails, email folders, or contacts, copy them to a non-BC email account.

Were you a student employee? Learn how to transfer file ownership of any Google Drive content you created in the context of your employment.

 

Faculty and Staff

  • Your status becomes inactive, which occurs on the date established for your termination in the Human Resources Information system.
  • Email, BC Google account, Agora Portal, network access, and all other BC services for faculty and staff expire thereafter on a schedule established by ITS (Information Technology Services). The schedule is subject to change but presently is run seven times a year. In most cases an employee/faculty member will receive a notice informing them that their email account is about to expire. Some departments have established a business practice of requesting that access and email accounts expire when the employee/faculty member leaves the University.

Before you leave BC

  • You must uninstall McAfee, Sophos, Microsoft Office, and Acrobat Professional, if any of these titles were downloaded from Boston College onto your personal computer.
  • Do others need access to your Google files? Learn how to transfer file ownership of any Google Drive content you created.
  • Do others need access to your Windows files? Transfer ownership of any Windows shares. Talk to your TC about how to do this.
  • Set an auto reply on your BC Gmail account to let people know your last day and where to direct inquiries to.
  • If appropriate, forward your BC Gmail account to the staff member who will be taking over your duties.
  • Return BC-owned devices (computers, mobile devices, flash drives, etc.) to your supervisor.