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Information Technology Services

Leaving Boston College?

what happens to your email and other computing services

Student graduating in May

  • Library access ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library card.
  • Email, Agora Portal, MyFiles@bc, remote access, VPN, and network access will be available until October 1st. After October 1st, your email address at Boston College will no longer be valid (unless you activate alumni email forwarding), your MyFiles@bc data will be deleted, and your Personal Web site 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

 

Student graduating in the summer

  • Library access ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library card.
  • Email, Agora Portal, MyFiles@bc, remote access, VPN, and network access 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 activate alumni email forwarding), your MyFiles@bc data 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

 

Student graduating in December

  • Library access ends on Graduation Day; thereafter, graduates can sign up for an Alumni Library card.
  • Email, Agora Portal, MyFiles@bc, remote access, VPN, and network access 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 activate alumni email forwarding), your MyFiles@bc data will be deleted, and your Personal Web site 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

 

Faculty and Staff

  • Your status becomes inactive, which occurs on the date established for your termination in the Human Resources Information system.
  • You must uninstall McAfee, Sophos, Microsoft Office and Acrobat Professional if any of these titles were downloaded from Boston College.
  • Email and MyFiles@bc accounts 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.