Clemson Computing & Information Technology

Information for Graduating Students


In accordance with Clemson University's UserID and Password Policy, one year after graduation, your Clemson UserID will be deactivated. This means all your access to Clemson student resources will no longer be available.

We suggest you prepare with the following steps:

  1. Backup all of the data on your U: drive. If you do not have access to an external drive, all of the CCIT lab computers have CD recordable drives. You can use them to burn your data to a CD.
  2. Backup all of your personal data on your laptop and bring it by the CCIT Customer Support Center in the Edgar Allen Brown Student Union for a final hardware check and reimage.
  3. If you are using Clemson webmail, you should also backup your email. You can either forward it to another email account or set up an email client on your laptop to download a copy of the mail using POP (instructions for Microsoft Outlook 2007).
  4. Save a copy of your unofficial transcript. After your UserID is deactivated, you will no longer be able to access your unofficial transcript. Instead, you will have to request an official copy for a fee, as directed by the Registrar's transcripts page.


All Clemson University students have access to Microsoft Office as part of Clemson University's site licensing agreement. Our agreement also allows us to reinstall Microsoft Windows on your laptop when the need arises. Once you graduate, you will no longer qualify to reinstall Clemson's site-licensed software. To avoid having to pay full-price for this software if you need it in the future, you should visit the Clemson Apple Store to purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office at a greatly reduced, academic rate. The Apple Store is located in the Edgar Allen Brown Student Union and may be contact at 864-656-1563 for the latest prices.


Clemson University offers three email options.

Basic Webmail (

In the past this has been the account most students have used as their primary email account. This will expire with your userid.

Google Apps for Education (

Since fall 2008, all new students have been automatically provisioned with a Google Apps account. An important feature is that your Google Apps account will be available indefinitely. After you graduate, you should have people send email to Please note that forwarding of will cease soon after your userid is deactivated, so make sure to let all your contacts know they should be sending to instead of If you are using the old webmail account and would like use Google Apps, please see our Google Apps Setup instructions.

Clemson Alumni Forwarding (

The Clemson Alumni Association offers a lifetime forwarding address to all Clemson alumni. This is not an actual email account, but will forward all messages sent to it to an email account of your choosing. You can visit the Alumni Website to get more information by clicking on the "Lifelong E-mail forwarding" link.

Other Questions

If you have any questions or need assistance with any of the things mentioned on this page, please feel free to email or call the CCIT Support Center at 864-656-3494.