Graduating soon? Hey, congratulations! We couldn't be more proud. The following is a brief overview of what happens to your login accounts, files, etc, and advice on how to smooth that transition to the professional realm. Note that this page pertains to graduating students only. Others, like staff, faculty, or visitors should refer to leaving CSE.

You'll receive an email warning 2 weeks prior to expiration. But we recommend not waiting to act.

Login Accounts and Home Directory Files

CSE computer login accounts (attu, etc) for students who graduate from Allen School are kept active for approximately one quarter beyond the quarter in which they graduate. During that three-month period, we strongly encourage you to move/archive any data you deem important to personal storage

Your Cloud Email and Cloud Data

For migrating Google account content we recommend using Google Takeout which allows for export/transfer or drive, email and other content. See:

Want your @cs email address to forward to a personal account? You can set this up via our self-service interface at

We will continue to offer email forwarding and if you use the email forwarding tool listed above, we will route and forward mail sent to your original CSE email address indefinitely to the external email address you supply.

In any event, your original CSE account name will be preserved indefinitely.

Note: This change will now align with UW's policy on cloud accounts following graduation. See: for UW's service policy.

Your CSE GitLab Projects

Three months following graduation (presuming Spring graduation), CSE GitLab user accounts will be disabled and all projects in your personal namespace archived (changed to read-only). Archived projects are subject to removal six months after graduation for disk space recovery.

If you have a project in your personal namespace which will be used by others after you graduate, please transfer that project to a different namespace via the GitLab web interface.

Your CSE MyPortfolio Profile

CSE MyPortfolio profiles for recent graduates will be maintained indefinitely. Three months following graduation, your profile will be tagged as "Alumni" to affiliate partners

Web Forwarding

If by chance, you would like your CSE personal home page URL redirected externally after leaving. Please send email to support@cs specifying the external URL you wish your previous URL to redirect to.

CSE Alumni Resources

A collection of resources and information available to all CSE Alumni is gathered on the Alumni pages.