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Transitioning Your Services

This page provides details on transitioning from services that will expire when you leave the university.

Archive Email Messages/Calendar Data

To download a copy of your email and calendar data, follow the steps for your email client

  • Outlook - search "export or backup"
  • Google Apps @ CMU
  • Mail/iCal - search "export or backup"

Forward Your Email

Before your Carnegie Mellon email account expires, you may want to forward any residual Andrew email to a new account.

  1. Create a free email an email account with another service (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).
  2. Visit emailtools.cmu.edu/ to set mail forwarding to your new email account.
    Note: After the expiration date, your Andrew account will no longer exist and will no longer forward to your new account. To avoid losing important mail messages, begin using your new email address or your alumni address (see below) as soon as possible.

Alumni: Email Forwarding for Life

Carnegie Mellon alumni have access to a lifetime email forwarding via Alumni Relations. The alumni address is configured as "username@alumni.cmu.edu", reflecting your status as a Carnegie Mellon graduate. To take advantage of this benefit, visit the Carnegie Mellon Alumni member page.

Download your Box Data

If you have files stored in your CMU Box account, you may want to download these before you leave the university. To create a compressed file of your Box data, follow the steps in the Box Cloud Storage FAQ.

Transfer your Files from Andrew File System (AFS)

If you've stored personal information, source code, or other files in your Andrew File System (AFS) space, retrieve these and store them elsewhere as soon as possible before your expiration date. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Delete any files that you don't want to keep.
  2. Use a secure FTP program to move any files to your computer's hard drive, removable media or to another storage location.

Transfer your www.andrew.cmu.edu Files

If you've published any personal web pages on www.andrew.cmu.edu and want to remove them.

Copy Any Files

  1. Use a secure FTP program to access your files at unix.andrew.cmu.edu.
  2. If you want to, copy the files to another location on your local computer's hard drive or to removable media or another storage location.

Remove the Web Pages

  1. Using a secure shell or telnet program, open a connection to unix.andrew.cmu.edu and login.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following:
    touch www/.unpublish
  3. Launch a web browser and visit http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/server/publish.html.
  4. Select the Personal radio button for the type of web pages, enter your Andrew userID and click Publish.
  5. To remove access from your directory on the server, use a secure shell or telnet program and connect to unix.andrew.cmu.edu.
  6. At the command prompt enter:
    find www -type d -exec fs sa {} system:anyuser lookup \;

Alert Now Emergency Notification Service

The university's Alert Now Emergency Notification Service is the service which sends voice and/or text messages to registered phones in the event of a campus emergency.  If you registered for this service, follow the steps to unsubscibe on the Campus Alert page.

Last Update: 5/27/14