When will my email (or other) Mines computing access expire and be removed?


When will my email access expire or be removed? What about my other Mines computing access like MultiPass and ADIT?

Mines reserves the right to terminate email and other computing access (like MultiPass and ADIT) as soon as any student or employee separates from the institution. In consequence, access to Mines computing resources would typically dissolve the same day! This article will help you navigate access expiration and the prep you'd need beforehand. 

Generally, a student's access typically expires as soon as they drop off the registered students' report.  This could be as soon as the day after classes end. If you will not be registered for one or more semesters and do not have an official leave of absence indicated in your record; the Registrar or Grad Office will need to add a placeholder to your student record for your access to remain open. You will receive a notice, sent to your Mines email address when your access is scheduled to be removed.

Students participating in study-abroad programs, internships, and other programs that cause their enrollment records to appear inactive may be notified that their email access is scheduled to be removed. If you receive this notification in these circumstances, please:

  1. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., study-abroad office, Registrar, or Grad office) to request a placeholder be added to your student record
  2. Submit a Mines Help Center Email Request before the deadline in the notification to ensure that your service is not interrupted.

Faculty and staff access will usually be removed based on information received from Human Resources. Arrangements to maintain employee accounts will be based on specific circumstances and guidance from the appropriate vice president and the Office of Legal Affairs.

If you have graduated from Mines with a degree then you are eligible for a Mines Alumni e-mail account.  This account uses the same e-mail address and login information your Exchange mailbox uses.  You will need to respond to the "Mines Alumni Account Offer" e-mail message sent to you after graduation and request the account.  


What you should expect once your access is terminated?

  • Any email sent to your @mines.edu addresses will bounce
  • All data in your Office 365 and other ITS-managed computing services will be deleted. It is your responsibility to back up your data.
    • !We do not back up your data. Once it is gone, it's gone and not recoverable!
    • All documents you have shared with people will be deleted. This means all shared documents people are accessing will no longer be available!
    • Even if you expect to return later in the future, don't expect that your old data will be available. It will not be available nor can it be restored. 
  • Trailhead access will still be available and is not terminated at the same time other Mines computing access is terminated.
    • Trailhead access generally extends to two years after you leave.

What should you do before your access is terminated?

  • Backup all data that is important.
    • Export or copy your email messages, export your calendar data, export your contacts, and download OneDrive documents to a local hard drive. Sharing documents to another account will not work since these documents will be deleted. Do this for all of your Office 365 data.
  • Any external logins or recovery information using your Mines address should be updated to another, non-Mines email address.
    • Once your account is terminated you will no longer be able to access anything sent to your mines.edu email addresses. If you have set your @mines.edu email address as your recovery address for non-Mines services, once your Mines access is terminated, it will no longer work.
  • For everything you've done and need, double-check and verify twice.


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