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UITS Monitor: Congratulations, class of 2021!

Monitor newsletter May 5, 2021
Congratulations, class of 2021! What happens to your student accounts, data, and software once you graduate? Find out.
Find out what happens to your accounts, data, and software when you graduate.

UITS news for May 5, 2021

Congratulations, class of 2021!

What happens to your student accounts, data, and software once you graduate?

Congratulations to our graduates! You deserve extra praise for completing your degree during a pandemic. To our 2020 and 2021 grads, enjoy your in-person attendance at the May commencement ceremonies.

As you transition to post-grad life, here are some helpful hints about managing your student accounts.

  • Your university accounts will remain active for now, but they will be disabled after two consecutive terms in which you are not enrolled.
  • If IU-distributed software is already installed on your computer, you can keep it. Note: Once you are no longer enrolled, you will not be able to download university software. (Microsoft 365 will be disabled after two consecutive semesters of non-enrollment.)
  • You will retain access to some services, such as bills, transcripts, and financial aid, but you will lose access to some IU resources, such as IU wireless, VPN, and STC computers. 

Get more info about managing your accounts as you leave IU

Switch to eduroam before you leave campus

IU Secure Wi-Fi not available in residence halls as of May 26.

Don’t wait any longer—make the switch to eduroam, IU’s default wireless network, today. Our legacy Wi-Fi network, IU Secure, will no longer be available in residence halls as of May 26 and will fully retire on Dec. 22, 2021.

Need Wi-Fi while off campus? IU will continue to provide free, secure, high-speed wireless access for all Hoosiers in 24-hour “lot hot spots” around the state.

Connect on campus with eduroam at IU

Kick off summer with an Adobe Creative Jam

Top prizes include gift cards up to $500.

Keep your creative skills fresh this summer and join in a beginner-friendly challenge using the power of Adobe Stock. Your commitment is small, just two 2-hour sessions, but the payoff is big—the top five prizes range from $100 to $500 gift cards!

In this Adobe Creative Jam, you’ll learn how to tell stories and polish your presentations using Adobe Stock. The event is only open to IU students, and you can compete solo or with a friend.

The live sessions are on June 16 and 30 at 2pm ET. Registration closes on June 15.

Register for the Creative Jam

Worried about finding your way around campus in the fall?

Download the IU Mobile app from Apple or Google.

Because of the pandemic and online courses, some IU students have never been to an actual campus. If that’s you, and you’re feeling anxious about finding your way, we can help.

The free IU Mobile app has way-finding features, including campus maps, directions, and bus routes. Plus, it offers a bunch of other features to help you stay updated on COVID-19, check your CrimsonCard balance, or manage communications on or off campus. Enjoy your summer. See you in the fall!

For more about the IU Mobile app

Last chance to move Box files

IU’s cloud storage service, Box, will be retired on May 10.

IU Box will be disabled for all users as of May 10. Get everything you need out of Box before that date. If you want to retain your Box files, choose an individual or institutional storage location before you move your files.

If you don’t want your files, you don’t have to do anything. The data will be deleted.

The IU Box retirement FAQ has more information. Need help? Contact your campus IT Support Center.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience during the retirement of the Box cloud storage service and the transition to the Microsoft and Google storage platforms.

Sign up for live or recorded IT Training storage webinars

Staff: HR launches new Career Planning at IU website

Tips and tools will help you plan your career path.

Career Planning at IU is your new online home for tools and resources to help university employees plan and pursue rewarding careers.

The career-planning process is broken up into four easy-to-follow steps. Each step contains worksheets, templates, tools, and learning opportunities to guide employees along the way. Take it step-by-step or pick and choose only the resources needed.

Attend a virtual workshop on May 11 or 26 to learn more.

Explore Career Planning at IU

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