Graduating Students Technology Checklist
Graduating students often ask about access to VCU technology resources after graduation. Unfortunately, graduating students will lose access to many VCU applications and resources after graduating.
Below is a reference list of services for graduating students to review before leaving VCU.
Alumni Student Email
Your student account will automatically disable after three semesters if you do not re-enroll in classes. Following the Alumni Email Standard, graduates will be provided a new Google email account in the alumni.vcu.edu domain. Visit Collaboration Services for more information and look for notifications to claim your account in the coming weeks. Your account must be signed into once a year to keep the account active.
The Microsoft software available through Office 365 is only available for download for current VCU students.
Graduating students will no longer have Microsoft software download access through VCU. Additionally, any downloaded and installed software from the Office 365 portal is no longer authorized after leaving VCU.
Learning Management Systems
Graduating students can access their course information within Canvas according to the VCU Continuous Enrollment policy, as described on the User Statuses on the Canvas page.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Before you graduate, please review the VCU Adobe Asset Backup/Migration guide. You must back up your data manually before creating a personal Adobe account using a non-VCU email address. Unfortunately, the Adobe Graduation Portal and asset migration tool are unavailable for VCU students or employees. However, graduating VCU students still qualify for special discount pricing on the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Details and pricing are available on the Adobe website.
Graduating students will no longer have LinkedIn Learning access through VCU.
Student Zoom accounts are terminated upon graduating from or otherwise leaving VCU.
We recommend that graduate students contact their school, department, or program to determine if there are any technology items related to graduation that they should be aware of before leaving VCU.
RamTech is the VCU campus technology retail store offering educational prices. Visit RamTech before leaving VCU to make last-minute purchases at the best student price. Then, visit the RamTech website for store details.
Server Data Access
We recommend students contact their school, department, or instructor(s) to determine how long they will have access to specific server data upon graduating.
Identity Theft Reminder
Upon graduating and heading out into the world, we kindly remind you that email and phishing scams will follow you. These identity theft attempts are serious.
Be careful when clicking links or downloading files, even if a message appears from someone you know. Always ensure that any links or files sent to you are from a legitimate source. In addition, it is a good idea to double-check with the sender before clicking on any links in messages to ensure that they did send the message and that their account has not been compromised.
Learn how to better protect your identity from email and phishing scams by reviewing the VCU Information Security tips on the askIT Knowledge Base.