If you are leaving the university, you will lose access to some or all of your computing services depending on your university affiliation(s). See What Happens to Your Uniqname, Directory Profile, and Computing Services After You Leave U-M for details.
If you will lose access to U-M computing services, here is information to help you transition files, messages, and other digital data that you want to keep. You may want to delete those things you no longer need.
As long as you have a profile in the MCommunity Directory, your @umich.edu email address will continue to work.
To learn about forwarding your U-M email to a new address, see Forwarding or Redirecting Your U-M Email Using the MCommunity Directory.
Whether or not you have an MCommunity Directory profile depends on your relationship with the university. See What Happens to Your Uniqname, Directory Profile, and Computing Services After You Leave U-M for details.
You will continue to have access to your
If you own Google Docs that are needed for the work of the university, transfer ownership of them, and of any other such information stored in a
If you are ending all affiliation with U-M, you will lose access to Box at U-M. Be sure to download any personal files you wish to keep. If you have folders and/or files used for U-M business, move them to a university shared account or transfer ownership to a university employee.
If you are transitioning from student to alumni or from employee to retiree, you will keep your U-M Box account, but your storage limit will change from unlimited to 50 GB. If your account contains more than 50 GB of material, you will not lose any of it. However, you will not be able to upload anything more until you have removed enough material to be under 50 GB or have purchased additional storage from Box.
If you have files in your AFS space that you want to keep, please download copies to your computer. There are several ways to download your files.
You can download your files from AFS using MFile over the web.
If you have a lot of files and folders to download, you may find it easier to use the file transfer software available from the Blue Disc website: SSH SFTP for Windows and Fugu for Macintosh.
Another option is to use a computer at a Campus Computing Site. These computers are set up such that they display your AFS home directory as an icon on the desktop. You can put a blank CD into the sites computer, then drag the icon of your home directory to the icon for the CD to burn your files to the CD. If you have a lot of files, you may need more than one CD.
If you have a website. If you have a personal website for which the pages are stored in AFS, please be aware that your website will no longer be published when your AFS directory is removed from the system. If you want to keep your site, you will need to arrange for a new web host and transfer your files. If you will maintain your
If you own groups in the MCommunity Directory that are no longer needed, please delete them before you leave. If you don't, the unfortunate members of those groups are likely to continue to receive spam through them.
If a group you own is needed by people at U-M, please make someone who is still at the university is an owner of that group. Do this by making changes to your group so as to add the new owner(s) and remove yourself as owner.
Even if you no longer have a uniqname, you can be a member of MCommunity groups that are not work-related. Contact the group's owners and ask that you be added as a member using your external email address.
If you maintain a website for a student organization, a university program, or anything else associated with the university that must continue after you leave U-M, please assign the appropriate AFS permissions for the new people who will maintain the website.
Instructions are provided in this documentation:
For help with your ITS computing services, contact the ITS Service Center at 764-HELP (734-764-4357) or 4HELP@umich.edu.