This information is current for Spring 2016 graduates.

Congratulations! You’re about to become a Valpo alum!

Information Technology offers you this helpful information about what will happen to your computing accounts as you graduate.

Password Maintenance

Your access to Valpo’s Account Management System will continue so that you can change your password every six months for alumni access to DataVU and Gmail@Valpo. Login using the link at the left.


Valpo alumni are provided with lifetime email accounts – you will keep your Gmail@Valpo account indefinitely after graduation. If you wish to forward your @valpo email address to another account, instructions are available through a Google search or by contacting the Help Desk. If you manage any email lists or Google groups, be sure to appoint an appropriate individual to take over list/group management.

DataVU Access

Student academic and financial information will be available through the last day of the fall semester drop/add period*. After that date, your access will change to allow limited access for diploma and official transcript orders, listed in the “Alumni and Friends” menu. See instructions for ordering your diploma in our ITicket knowledge base.


All OneCard ID services are deactivated 7 days after graduation, including parking garage and door access, Dining Dollars, Crusader Cash, and library services. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the OneCard Office via email ( or phone (219.464.5131).

IMPORTANT! You will need to present a photo ID – such as your OneCard – when you pick up your diploma after graduation.

Blackboard Learn

Your Blackboard Learn classes will be accessible through the last day of the fall semester drop/add period*. After that date, your access will be disabled and any classes and files will become permanently inaccessible.

Network Account

Upload files from your network H: drive to your Google Drive, save them onto a CD or a USB flash drive from a lab computer on campus, or download files to a personal computer. Your H: drive will be deleted at the end of the fall semester drop/add period*.

Take advantage of the opportunity to earn certificates of completion and boost your professional skills! Access to will be disabled at the end of the fall semester drop/add period*.

Discounted Software

Don’t forget to take advantage of software discounts on various titles by visiting the Kivuto Solutions e-store. Access to the e-store will be disabled at the end of the fall semester drop/add period*. Login using the “Kivuto Solutions” link at the left.

IT Software on Your Personal Computer

Uninstall any software provided by IT for your use on the Valpo network, such as wi-fi security certificates and Microsoft Office 365. The Help Desk can assist you with removing this software.

Need Help?

Contact the Help Desk with your questions.

* see the Registrar’s website for drop/add dates

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