Graduating students often wonder what access to VCU technology resources will they continue to have after graduation. Students will lose access to a majority of VCU applications and resources upon their exit from the University. However, below is a quick checklist that students who are graduating can reference before leaving VCU.
myVCUmail Student Email
Student myVCUmail email accounts are available, as well as other associated Google Apps services, to you after you graduate. As long as you continue to reset your eID password on a yearly basis, your access will remain open to your VCU email account indefinitely. Information on the eID expiration policy can be found here.
The Microsoft software that is available through Office 365 and the On the Hub portal is only available for download for current VCU students. Upon graduation, you will no longer have access to download the Microsoft software through VCU. Note that any installed Microsoft software that you obtained through the On the Hub portal can still be used after graduation. The license you download as a student remains yours indefinitely. However, if you downloaded and installed software from the Office 365 portal, you are no longer authorized to use this software after leaving VCU.
RamTech is the VCU campus retail store selling laptops, desktops, tablets and other technology products at educational pricing. Before leaving VCU, visit RamTech to make any last minute technology purchases to ensure that you can get the best price possible while still a student at VCU. Visit the RamTech Computer Store website for store details.
Before leaving VCU, we recommend you visit fixIT to have your computer fine-tuned. fixIT is VCU’s in-house computer repair resource located in the RamTech Computer Store.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Graduating VCU students qualify for big savings on Creative Cloud with a one-year subscription. Discounted offers include the complete set of Creative Cloud apps and services at a special price. Or get started with the Photography plan, which includes tight integration between your desktop and mobile devices so you can do your best work anywhere. Details and pricing are available on the Adobe website.
We encourage students to contact the school, department, or program you are graduating from to determine if there are any other technology related items to consider before leaving VCU.
Identity Theft Reminder
Upon your graduation and heading out into the world, we kindly remind you that email and phishing scams will follow you. These identity theft attempts are serious scams. Even if a message appears to be from someone you know, be careful when clicking on links or downloading files. Always ensure that any links or files sent to you are from a legitimate source. It is a good idea to double check with the sender before clicking on any links in messages just to ensure that they did send the message and their account has not been compromised. Learn tips on how to better protect your identity from email and phishing scams by visiting the VCU Technology Services askIT Knowledge Base.