Accessing Email and Other Alumni IT Services


Beginning with spring 2015 graduates, graduating students can keep their Pitt Email (Outlook) mailbox and its contents for as long as they like, provided that they log in to their Alumni account at least once every 180 days to keep it active. This means you continue to send and receive email messages from your email address. Any email aliases that you created while you were a student at Pitt will still be active, and the University's Enterprise Spam and Virus Filter service will continue to protect your email. Best of all, you don't need to do anything. After graduation, you will receive an email message informing you that your student account will be transitioning automatically to an alumni account on a specified date. Remember: you must log in to your Alumni account at least once every 180 days. Inactive Alumni accounts pose a security risk and will be deactivated.

As an alumnus, you will also have access to a variety of other IT services, including your Pitt Password Manager (LastPass) account; access to the Student Information System (PeopleSoft) to check your grades, request a transcript, or obtain an enrollment verification; access to PittNet Wi-Fi while on campus, and more. Click here for more information about Alumni IT services.

Keep in mind that alumni will not have access to all the computing services they use today as a student. For example, most of the software titles you obtained (including Microsoft Office) will expire upon graduation. Be sure to review our Information Technology Graduation Checklist for some important graduation tips.    



Related Information

Alumni Accounts and Email: Frequently Asked Questions

Alumni Accounts: Granting or Restricting Access to Departmental Services

Email: Alias Frequently Asked Questions

Email: Manage Your Spam

Email: Personalize Your Pitt Email (Outlook) Address

Information Technology Graduation Checklist

Password Best Practices and Standards

Reset Your Password Online if You Forget It

Using Digital Certificates for Email Messages

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