Graduating students often ask about access to VCU technology resources after graduation. Graduating students will lose access to many VCU applications and resources after graduating from the University.
Below is a reference list of services for graduating students to review before leaving VCU.
Alumni Student Email
In accordance with the Alumni Email Standard, graduates will be provided a new Google Workspace account in the alumni.vcu.edu domain. To keep the account active, it must be signed into once a year. Visit https://collaborate.vcu.edu/how-to/use-an-alumni-account/ for more information.
Graduating students will no longer have Microsoft software download access through VCU. Any installed Microsoft software that you obtained through On the Hub portal can still be used after graduation. The license you downloaded as a student, remains yours indefinitely.
Any downloaded and installed software from the Office 365 portal is no longer authorized after leaving VCU.
Learning Management Systems
Graduating students will no longer have Blackboard or LonCapa access through VCU. Students are encouraged to retain any course information prior to graduation.
RamTech is the VCU campus technology retail store offering educational prices. Visit RamTech before leaving VCU to make any last-minute purchases at the best student price. Visit the RamTechwebsite for store details.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Graduating VCU students qualify for big savings 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.
We recommend that graduating 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.
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.
Even if a message appears to be from someone you know, be careful when clicking on links or downloading files. Always ensure that any links or files sent to you are from a legitimate source. It is a good idea to double-check with the sender before clicking on any links in messages just to ensure that they did send the message and their account has not been compromised.
Learn how to better protect your identity from email and phishing scams by visiting the VCU Technology Services askIT Knowledge Base.