Students Leaving the College

Whether you are graduating or leaving Bowdoin for other reasons, we wish you well in your future endeavors. Before you leave, please review the following information about backing up your data and forwarding your email:


Taking your email with you

A student account will remain open and available to use until October 31 of the year of graduation. Afterward, access to the email account is disabled and messages are deleted. While bulk forwarding of Bowdoin email is not allowed, you can either forward individual, important messages one at a time to another account or you can export your email for access later.

Export your email to use it in another program


Taking your computer data with you

Over the course of time at Bowdoin students collect data in the forms of documents, projects, videos, music, etc. that they might want to take with them when they leave. This data is most likely not all in the same spot. Some locations to remember when searching for data to backup:

  • Network Home Directory (H: drive)
  • Microsoft OneDrive through your Bowdoin Office 365 subscription
  • Other various locations

It is recommended to copy any of the online files either to a personal computer or to a different online service such as a personal OneDrive account, DropBox, Google Drive, etc.

If you have data in OneDrive and have not been using the desktop sync client to keep the data in the cloud in sync with the data on your computer, be sure to do that now while your account is still active. Once your account is no longer active, OneDrive access will be denied and the data will not be accessible.

Notifying contacts that your email address is changing

A great way to tell people that you have a new email address and that you've graduated from Bowdoin is to set up an out of office message. Learn how.

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Article ID: 27191
Created
Mon 3/13/17 1:26 PM
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Wed 11/18/20 5:02 PM