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Graduation IT Checklist

Check Our List Before You Go

When you graduate, your Student Computing Account will automatically convert to an Alumni Account. Your access to free software, cloud storage, official email, and 24/7 support will change. See the Graduation Checklist for a summary of things to consider, or keep reading.

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Cloud Storage

Transfer Files from Pitt-Sponsored Cloud Storage Accounts

As a Pitt student, you have access to free Cloud storage by Microsoft OneDrive and Electronic Research Notebooks (LabArchives). Upon graduation, you will no longer be able to access these same Pitt-sponsored accounts. Be sure to save your files before you lose access to this cloud storage.

Learn How to Transfer Files from the Cloud


Alumni IT Perks

Take Some Things with You

Your time at Pitt might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't keep using some of Pitt's services.

Microsoft Office 

Most software titles will expire with your graduation. However, before you graduate, you may download one copy of Office 2021 or 2019 (desktop edition) from and use it for as long as you like.

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Pitt Email

Your official Pitt email address does not expire upon graduation, so you can continue using your address (and any aliases you created while you were a student) to send and receive messages.

Go to Email

Antivirus & Anti-Malware Protection

Ensure your computer's safety by downloading the latest versions of antivirus and anti-malware software, which you can use on your personal devices.

View Antivirus Suggestions

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Alumni Services

Order Transcripts and View Grades after Graduation

The University of Pittsburgh continues to serve you after graduation. Order a transcript and have it delivered via email or through our secure, electronic PDF delivery process. You can also view your grades with Pitt PS Mobile.

24/7 IT Support Options

Alumni Support When You Need It

24/7 IT Help Desk support continues for the tools and services you continue to use from Pitt after graduation. Support topics include Pitt Email via Microsoft Office 365, Parchment transcript ordering, Student Information System (PeopleSoft and Pitt PS Mobile), PittPAY, University Computing Account self-service, PittNet Wi-Fi when visiting campus, and Eduroam access at participating institutions.