Emerson IT Help Desk

Your account after graduation

Friendly Computer!Congrats, grad! You're moving on and up in the world, but your Emerson account (and most related services) will remain active for one year from your graduation date. This gives you plenty of time to back up any files or emails you want to hold onto, but we recommend you get it done now, before you forget (now that you're a busy person of the world)!

Our official policy is posted on the Emerson main site, but we're going to review how this affects each of the IT services you use below:

How long you have access after leaving Emerson

Service Upon graduation 30 days 1 year Forever Paid option
Adobe Creative Cloud checkmark       checkmark
Box     checkmark   checkmark
Campus buildings   checkmark      
Canvas     checkmark    
Emerson.build     checkmark   checkmark
Emerson Gmail     checkmark    
G Suite (including Drive)     checkmark    
Isilon/Bin     checkmark    
LinkedIn Learning     checkmark   checkmark
Pages     checkmark    
Panopto     checkmark    
Word.emerson.edu     checkmark    

* Requires signup
† Read-only
‡ On-campus only

Emerson Gmail and G Suite

You can keep your @emerson.edu address for one year as well as access to Google Drive and the other G Suite applications.

Card Access to Administrative Buildings

You will retain tap access to all buildings that are not residence halls for 30 days after commencement.


You will have access to your Emerson Box account for one year after graduation. If you create a Box account with your personal email address, you can then put in a request (it.emerson.edu/help) to have your Emerson Box files transferred to your new account during this time. Box's free "Individual" plan has a storage limit of 10 GB, and a file size limit of 250 MB. You are, of course, free to upgrade your own Box plan for more storage options.

Canvas account

You will have read-only access to Canvas courses for one year after graduation. If you think you might want to access your old course materials in the future, you should download them during this one-year period.

Panopto account

You will have access to Panopto for one year after graduation. If you want to save your videos, you can "enable podcasts" on a folder or on each individual video. This allows you to download your videos as described in this guide.

LinkedIn Learning

You will continue to have access to LinkedIn Learning through your Emerson account for one year after graduation. If you decide to sign up for a personal plan with LinkedIn Learning, you can contact their customer support team to request your course history be transferred to your new account.


You will have access to Emerson.build for one year after graduation. Emerson.build is powered by Reclaim Hosting, with whom you can set up a personal hosting plan and migrate your Build site during this one-year period. You can also use the cPanel to export a complete backup of your site to use with a different hosting service of your choice.


While you will technically have access to Isilon for one year after graduation, we strongly recommend you download your files to a storage drive before you leave campus, as this service cannot be accessed from elsewhere.


You will continue to have access to Pages for one year, during which time we recommend you download a copy of your files.


You can access your word.emerson.edu blog for one year after graduation. During this time, you should use the WordPress Export tool to download a copy of your blog. This content can then be imported to a new WordPress blog.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Your access to the Adobe Creative Cloud service and applications through Emerson will end as soon as you are no longer marked as enrolled in the school's system. Prior to completing your final term, back up any files you may have stored on the Adobe Creative Cloud service. You may also wish to save a copy of your Adobe documents to non-Adobe formats, so that you will be able to view them without the Adobe applications.

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