Life After Graduation: Which Online Services You Keep, Lose, and Can Get as an Alum
Once you turn your tassel, the services provided by the Office of Information Technology change, but not everything goes away.
You may always be a Yellow Jacket, but you become a former student when you have not registered for two consecutive terms. After that, some — but not all — online resources will no longer be available to you. Here is an overview of what happens to your account when you break the Tech bubble for good.
YES it will go away if you don't use your E-mail Forwarding For Life alias. On an annual basis, we will send out a message to verify that your alias is being used. If you would like to continue using this alias, it will be your responsibility to respond. Failure to respond will result in your alias being disabled. Once it is disabled, any mail sent to the alias will be rejected.
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E-mail Forwarding for Life is an e-mail alias service provided by Georgia Tech. This program allows eligible users to keep their Georgia Tech e-mail alias (email@example.com) address after they have left. You will not be provided with a mailbox on a Georgia Tech system nor a web interface to e-mail. Your Georgia Tech alias address will simply be an address that forwards to a valid e-mail address.
Students lose access to the My GaTech service after having been away from Georgia Tech for more than one full semester. The account as such (username and password) remains intact, but it loses services like My GaTech (email), Prism (disk space), LAWN (wireless), etc. after leaving Georgia Tech. The account can be used to access some services, including Passport, to maintain the account's password and (if eligible for E-mail For Life) personal alias delivery options (which must be updated to a valid email address).
Students with published e-mail addresses who select an @gatech.edu e-mail alias will have that address published in the Georgia Tech On-line Directory (http://www.gatech.edu/directories.php). Faculty and staff will continue to have their firstname.lastname@example.org address displayed unless departmental policy allows publication of @gatech.edu aliases and their IT support the change to the employee’s published addresses.