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IMPORTANT: Technology Information for Graduating Students
5/13/2013 1:07 PM


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Dear Class of 2013,


This message contains important technology-related information, steps you should take before graduation, and what to expect after graduation.

·         Last Day for Hardware Repairs is Tuesday, May 21, 2013

·         Return All Loaner Equipment by Friday, June 7, 2013

·         Backup your Data

·         After Graduation


Last Day for Hardware Repairs is Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 is the last day to submit your laptop for repair through the KIS Hardware Repair Service.  Any hardware submitted on that date will take a minimum of two weeks to be returned.  KIS cannot guarantee your laptop will be returned before graduation. Loaners will still be available for any repairs needed during this time.


Return all Loaner Equipment by Friday, June 7, 2013

All loaner equipment is due back to the KIS Technical Support Center in Jacobs 158 by Friday, June 7, 2013.  If you do not return equipment by this date or the item has been lost, your account will be charged for the value of the equipment Refer to the KIS Loaner Service KB article for equipment replacement costs.  All charges will include an additional $10 non-refundable charge to your student account.



Backup your Data

Graduation marks an important time to backup files stored on your computer. You may wish to back up your data to a second computer, an external hard drive, or through an online service.  Instructions for backing up your data to a USB or external hard drive are available on the KIS Website.


After Graduation

Below is a timeline of what will happen to your NetID account after graduation. Please make sure you have gathered all your information before these services are turned off. KIS will send a final reminder message in October before your NetID account expires starting on November 1, 2013.




What to do

Immediately After Graduation

KPrint and access to download software expires

Download any software media (Microsoft, Stata, etc.) on e-academy that has been offered to you as a student.  Once the Kellogg registrar marks you as graduated in the system, you will no longer have access to this resource. Backup all installer files and copy the activation keys.

July 2013

Activate your Alumni Account

You will be contacted by the Alumni Office in July to activate your alumni account and set up a forwarding address for your Kellogg email account.

July 2013

Archive your Kellogg Email

Once you have activated your Alumni Account and set up forwarding, the next step is to archive your Kellogg email.  Instructions for archiving your Exchange email for Outlook 2007/2010, Outlook 2011 or Apple Mail are located on the KIS Website.

July 2013

Access to KelloggGroups will end

You will be able to view alumni clubs and groups on the Kellogg Alumni site.

July 31, 2013

KIS support ends

KIS will provide software technical support up to July 31.

August 2013

Class and section listservs will be disabled

You will have access to the class group on the Kellogg Alumni site.

November 1, 2013

NetID expires

You will no longer have access to any Northwestern (Caesar, Blackboard, etc.) or Kellogg resources (such as Webmail, CMC, etc.) that were accessible via your NetID.  



All our best, and congratulations on graduating from Kellogg!




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