Graduating Seniors Tech Guide

Congratulations on your graduation from Davidson College. This article provides valuable information, answers to frequently asked questions, and steps you need to take prior to your account expiration. Please see specific account access dates for your class.

Accounts That Close One Year After Graduation

Class of 2020: Access continues through June 30, 2022
Class of 2021: Access continues through June 30, 2022
Class of 2022: Access continues through June 30, 2023


Email and Office 365 applications

Good news! Your Davidson College email and Office 365 apps remain active for approximately one year after graduation. This means you will have access to your email, calendars, contacts, and Office 365 applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can continue to access your email in the same way as when you were a student, via your smartphone/tablet, the Outlook desktop app, or outlook.davidson.edu.

After the date listed for your class, you will no longer have access to your Davidson College email, Office 365 applications, or any college resources associated with your account. It is important that all applications associated with your Davidson College email address be updated with a personal email address prior to this date to avoid loss of access. Examples include Spotify, Apple ID, YouTube, personal banking, etc. Information from Office about exporting emails.

 

Duo

You will continue to use Duo to access applications that require two-factor authentication until your email account expires. If you get a new phone, contact T&I at ti@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2900 and we will assist you with Duo activation on your new device.  For security purposes, T&I will verify your identity as part of this process.

 

Google Drive

You can continue to access your Google Drive account until your Davidson College email account expires. Before your account expires, move any files from your Davidson College Google Drive account to a personal Google Drive account or another cloud storage option of your choice. This Google article outlines the process of moving your data. 

 

OneDrive

You can continue to access your Microsoft OneDrive account until your Davidson College email account expires. Before your account expires, move any files from your Davidson College OneDrive account to a personal OneDrive account or another cloud storage option of your choice. This Microsoft article describes the steps to download OneDrive content. If you want to move files to a personal OneDrive account, this Microsoft article can walk you through the steps. 

 

YouTube

If your YouTube account is associated with your Davidson College email address, use these instructions to download any content you would like to retain. 

 

Accounts That Close Soon After Graduation

Class of 2022 May Graduates: Access continues through June 30, 2022 
Class of 2022 August Graduates: Access continues through September 14, 2022

 

Moodle

You'll no longer be able to access Moodle after the dates noted above for your class. Please save any files you need continuing access to after this date.

 

Davidson Domains

You'll no longer have access to your Davidson Domain after the dates noted above for your class. However, you can keep your domain and all the websites you’ve created on it. This is an easy and affordable option at $45/year. There are additional options, so please review our knowledge base article for instructions and options that best meet your needs. If you have created a website that is being used by a class or is Davidson College-related, has a public or collective audience, and needs to be preserved, please email the Library.

 

LinkedIn Learning

Review LinkedIn Learning purchasing options for additional options.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

I need to move some of my data to a personal cloud storage account? What's are my options?
Office 365, Google, and Dropbox all offer cloud storage options at no cost up to a certain amount of data. When you are ready to move your data, you can use your existing personal account or create one if needed. Here is the current breakdown of free cloud data storage options. 

Google - 15GB
Microsoft OneDrive - 5GB
Dropbox - 2GB

Will I still have access to Library Resources?
For a list of library resources, please review this guide: https://davidson.libguides.com/access-after-graduation

Will I still have access to Handshake?
Yes, you will continue to have access to Handshake using your current Davidson College network credentials.
 

Will I get a Davidson Alumni email account? 
You'll continue to have access to your current Davidson email account until June 30, 2022.  After that, you'll use
DavidsonConnect, Davidson's new digital platform that includes an alumni directory, mentoring opportunities, job and internship postings, group connections, and more. Visit www.davidsonconnect.com to activate your profile.


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