What happens to your student computing accounts when you leave IU, graduate, transfer to another campus, or study abroad?
Note: For information about termination of former employee computing accounts, see What happens to my employee computing accounts when I leave IU?
On this page:
- Leaving IU
- Transferring to another IU campus
- Studying abroad of off campus
- Called to active military service
At Indiana University, your student computing accounts remain active as long as you are enrolled at any IU campus. After two consecutive terms (fall, spring, and summer are each considered one term) during which you are not enrolled through the IU registrar, UITS will disable your accounts.
When your accounts are disabled, you will be unable to access them, although UITS temporarily retains their associated files, including email messages. (You will still be able to access OneStart and Student Center features such as your bursar bill, unofficial transcripts, and financial aid; see Former student access to bills, transcripts, and other university information) If you do not register for classes the following semester, UITS will delete your computing accounts and all associated files.
Note: Your Imail or Umail account will not be disabled or deleted; you can keep it after you leave IU. See For Imail and Umail, what do I need to know when I leave IU? and Retaining an IU-sponsored email account after graduation
For more about student account lifecycles, see Lifecycle of typical student computing accounts from creation to deletion.
Transferring to another IU campus
If you have been a student at one IU campus and transfer to another:
- You will be able to use your existing ADS account to
log into IU Student Technology Center (STC) computers.
- Your Network ID will allow you to log into OneStart,
Oncourse, and other campus web sites.
- You can continue to use your existing email account to send and
receive mail. You can also create an email address that corresponds
to your new campus (e.g.,
@indiana.eduat IU Bloomington, or
@iupui.eduat IUPUI); see How do I create a new IU email address?
Studying abroad or off campus
If you will study abroad through the Office of Overseas Study, you do not need to do anything to maintain your accounts.
If you have made other arrangements to study abroad or off campus for more than two consecutive semesters, a full-time faculty or staff sponsor must complete the Affiliate form using the Account Management Service (AMS); see About sponsoring a computing account for an IU affiliate.
Called to active military service
If you are unexpectedly called to active military service, you may be eligible for a military leave of absence, in which case you can retain your active Indiana University computing accounts.
For help with requesting a military leave of absence, contact your campus Veteran Support Services or Office of the Registrar:
Additional information about military leave is available at the IU Office of the Registrar's Reserves Called to Active Duty Policy.