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2011 Graduates: Remember to pack your digital suitcase

The Office of Information Technology offers a tool to help students pack their digital material and take it with them after graduation. The Digital Suitcase is available online at www.princeton.edu/suitcase; an active Princeton netID is required to use this tool.

NetIDs for students graduating in May 2011 will be terminated on September 30, 2011. Upon termination, students will no longer have access to campus computing resources, including files stored on OIT servers. To prepare for this departure from OIT services and the closing of University accounts, students should:

  • copy files stored on OIT servers to their computer. This may include H: drive files, WebSpace files, e-mail messages, and blog entries.
  • set up e-mail forwarding to continue to receive mail sent to their @princeton.edu account and any departmental accounts while transitioning to a new e-mail account. Forwarding service continues for one year from graduation.
  • (for Windows computers that have joined the Princeton domain) remove their computer from the Princeton domain and update the source for Windows Updates.
  • remove academic software.

For more information about the Digital Suitcase, see www.princeton.edu/suitcase.