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Graduating Student Notice

Olin Accounts

  • Enroll your network account at as you will continue to be responsible for managing this account for access to the Olin portal
  • Network permissions, VPN, Blackboard and any SSH accounts will remain active approximately four weeks after graduation. Specific dates will be sent out in a graduating student email. At this time, all of these accounts and permissions will become inaccessible.
  • All students who will be taking additional classes, working on completing necessary coursework for graduation requirements, or working for Olin in some capacity over the summer, must have their manager or professor contact us prior to this time if you will require access to resources beyond that date.

Email Accounts

  • Current student email accounts will be active and accessible until approximately eight weeks after the end of semester. Specific dates will be sent out in a graduating student email. After that time, student email accounts will be terminated and the address will become active.
  • Alumni email accounts are forwarding only accounts and will be forwarded to the personal email address listed on your petition to graduate. Your email will no longer reside on Olin servers. Forwarding email address' can be self managed on the Community Directory web site. For further information about managing alumni forwarding email contacts, please visit the Community Directory User Guide on the alumni resource page of the main Olin web site.
  • Current email aliases will not be replicated for the forwarding account.


  • Once your student email account is closed out, you will no longer have access to any of the mail on the server. Be sure to back up everything you need prior to the transition to your alumni account.
  • You should backup and remove all of your files and folders from all network resources. This includes your personal network storage space, public, sandbox, and any group folders.
  • All graduating student data, including personal folders, web folders, etc. will be purged from network resources approximately four weeks after graduation.
  • If you are listed as the owner of a mailman list you must transfer ownership to a student who will be returning to Olin in the fall.

:!: Once purged, data will no longer be available or recoverable.


  • Your Dell laptop's warranty and complete care policy will expire mid-July.
  • If you will be in the general area, we can continue to service your laptop until the warranty expires, otherwise, you may contact Dell directly to have an onsite service technician dispatched for service.

Laptop Computer Accounts and Domain Membership

  • IT recommends you bring your laptop to the helpdesk to have it reimaged with a “graduating senior” account which will wipe out all existing information and give you a clean install of Windows 10, Office 2016 and MS Security Essentials.
  • If you do not wish to reimage, we recommend removing your computer from the Olin domain and configuring it for your own workgroup/domain four weeks after graduation. please be sure you have a working local administrator account
  • Note: Once you remove your computer from the Olin domain, your cached domain account will no longer be accessible. However, you will still be able to access the data within the profile using a local administrator account.
  • IT will not provide the password currently associated with the IT administrator account.
  • It is imperative that you verify that you have a working local user account with full administrative privileges on your laptop. This can be done by using the Computer management tool located in the Administrative Tools section of Control Panel. If you require assistance before leaving campus, contact the IT Help Desk.


  • For further information, refer to the Graduating student and laptop policy document.
  • All Olin owned/licensed software should be uninstalled from your computer, including;
    • Matlab, Solidworks, Maple, Comsol, PSpice, Sibelius, etc
    • Olin site licensed software;
      • Symantec Endpoint Protection - you should have a personal copy of antivirus software to immediately replace it with
    • All standalone licensed applications which you do not own personally such as: Adobe CS; etc. must be removed as your license is no longer valid.

If you have questions or require any assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk by email at or by telephone at 781‐292‐2430 for support.