Don’t Lose Access to Your ND Files After You Graduate

Author: Lenette Votava

Graduating Students 2021-22

Congratulations graduates! As you prepare for your graduation, be sure to review these important guidelines to maintain access to important documents, files and resources.

Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer any of these resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame student account to a personal account before the deactivation date.

This includes important files and other resources in applications such as:

  • Google Drive
  • Gmail
  • Adobe
  • Box

Once your NetID is deactivated, all new email will be forwarded to your ND alumni account. If you want to save any existing email messages, you must manually transfer them to your ND alumni account or a personal one.

Additionally, if you used your ND account with other services (social media, your bank, etc.), be sure to change the registered email address for these accounts as well.

You must also remove any licensed software from your computer that was available to you as a student for academic use only.

More information and instructions on how to move your email, documents and other resources is available at:

For 24/7 self-service assistance including the virtual agent, go to:, or contact the OIT Help Desk during business hours at 574-631-8111 or