Office 365 Accounts After Graduation

Eligibility for your UI email account will end two years after graduation. If you continue to take courses, your account closes two years after completion of your last class.  If you are employed at the university, your account will remain open.

Several notifications will be sent before the account closes to provide time to create a new account elsewhere and move messages you want to keep.

If you no longer wish to use your Office 365 account after graduation, contact the ITS Help Desk to have it closed. Prior to having the account closed, you will want to save all of your files from your OneDrive cloud storage and forward any email you wish to keep.

Changing Your Routing Address To Your Personal Email Address

After two years, you will need to change your routing address to your personal email account by doing the following steps:

  1. MyUI  by clicking Email Tools and selecting Update Email Routing / Forwarding Address
  2. In the "Route To:" field, select Other E-Mail Provider (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc.) and type the address of your personal email account (e.g., jane-doe@hotmail.com)
  3. Click Update Email Routing Address to save changes. 

OR

  1. HR Self-Service by going to the Personal tab and clicking on Email Routing 
  2. In the "Route To:" field, select Other E-Mail Provider (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc.) and type the address of your personal email account (e.g., jane-doe@hotmail.com)
  3. Click Update Email Routing Address to save changes. 

Move or Copy Your Email

You can move or copy your emails from your Office 365 email account to another email account of your choosing. Learn how to forward your email to an alternate account

Article number: 
102464
Last updated: 
May 16, 2018