New Alumni Services
Although classes are finished (for now), you remain part of the Drexel family as alumni. There are, however, changes to your IT services you should plan for after graduation.
Graduated students may keep their Drexel Office 365 email mailbox indefinitely. The email address, however, will change to reflect graduates' changing relationship with the University. Approximately one month after graduation, you'll get additional email addresses for this mailbox that end with @dragons.drexel.edu – these are the addresses you should use going forward. Old @drexel.edu addresses will be removed one year after graduation, so be sure to alert contacts that your email address will change. Also at that point, the sign-in procedure will change – details will be posted here and also sent to your Drexel email account as the time approaches.
Regarding your new @dragons.drexel.edu addresses, please note the following:
- We will set additional email addresses for your mailbox that end with @dragons.drexel.edu. There will be one corresponding to each @drexel.edu address you already have (firstname.lastname@example.org and First.Middle.Last@drexel.edu; and also email@example.com if you set one up).
- We will change the "send from" address for your mailbox to your new address. Email you send from your Drexel mailbox will appear to come from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The next step of transition for alumni who graduated in 2016 forward is tentatively scheduled for August 2020. At that point, access to Drexel Connect ends, and the old @drexel.edu addresses stop working. You’ll have your @dragons.drexel.edu alumni address to keep. Graduate emails from before 2016 will not be converted.
Although email service continues, other Office 365 services end approximately one month after graduation. You could lose access to your OneDrive files at any point after this time. Please make copies of your OneDrive files as soon as possible so that you don't lose them.
You will also lose access to content stored in SharePoint and Teams. Save what you need prior to losing access.
OneDrive, Word, Excel and the other Office apps are available to buy at microsoft.com/office.
Alumni retain access to DrexelOne (one.drexel.edu) for one year after graduation to look up records, request transcripts, etc.
Access to campus resources such as lab computers, wireless network and VPN is tentatively scheduled to end 30-90 days after graduation.
Web pages and files stored at dunx1.irt.drexel.edu (aka pages.drexel.edu) are currently planned for deletion one year after graduation. If that timetable changes, IT will notify dunx1 account holders via your Drexel email.
The Alumni Online Community, which is complimentary and exclusive to Drexel graduates, allows you to search for friends, post and view class notes or job board submissions, register for events, or make your gift to Drexel. For a full run down of programming, benefits, and services offered through Drexel’s Alumni Community download the most recent edition of the New Grad Guide [PDF].
If you have more questions about your accounts and new alumni status, please see the New Alumni FAQ.