Carnegie Mellon University

Move Your Student Services

Graduating students, your Andrew account will expire after you graduate, so you'll no longer be able to access CMU resources. Follow the guidance below to transition the services associated with your Andrew account.

Note: You won't be able to move some items – including Google account data and your Andrew mail – until after you graduate.

Before you Graduate

You can begin these steps at any time leading up to your graduation date.

  • If you have files stored in Box, AFS or MyFiles (from Computer Labs or Virtual Andrew), download them to your computer's hard drive, removable media or another storage location.
  • Use secure FTP to move the files you want from AFS.
  • Visit My Recordings to download any recorded Zoom meetings you saved to the Zoom cloud. 
    • Click the More drop-down to the right of the meeting and select Download. This option is only available for meetings you have hosted. There is no bulk download option.
    • Create a personal Zoom account.
Transfer your Creative Cloud creations from your CMU account to a personal one using Adobe's migration tool. In order to migrate your assets, you must still have access your CMU accounts. Visit Asset Migration for Graduating Students to begin.

Follow these steps to save and unpublish your personal web pages.

  1. Use secure FTP to transfer your files to another storage location.
  2. Unpublish and remove your pages from the server.

When your Carnegie Mellon affiliation ends, you are required to remove licensed software downloaded from the locations below.

  • Computing Services software page (for example, Matlab, Mathematica, and so on)
  • Departmental servers
  • Andrew directories
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware Campus Store
If you used your Andrew email to register for or log in to a non-university website or service (for example, social media, banking, shopping, and job search websites) update your registration or login to your personal or alumni email address.

After you Graduate

You will only gain access to these tools after your graduation is confirmed, so plan to take these steps after commencement.

After you graduate, use the Alumni Mail Migration tool to move your Andrew email from Exchange or Google to your new alumni account.

To copy your calendar and contact entries, see the instructions provided in "Export Calendar and Contacts" on this page. 

For more information or to access your email, visit the Alumni Association website.

Export your student Google account data – including email, calendar, contacts and Drive using Google Takeout. You will need to request access to the tool.

For more information on using Takeout visit Google's Download your Data support page.

Follow the appropriate instructions to export your Exchange or Google calendar entries and contacts.