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Keep Your Files When Graduating Temple

Graduating? Congratulations! In the chart below, learn what happens to your AccessNet account, files and resources once you graduate.

How to Keep Your AccessNet Account Open

As an alum, all of the resources in the table below depend on your AccessNet account remaining open. For your account to remain open, you must periodically change your password, as requested in the email reminders you receive from Information Technology Services. As long as you change your password, you will continue to be able to log in. To change your password at any time, go to


If you have any questions about the chart below, please contact the Help Desk by submitting a TUhelp request or by calling 215-204-8000.

Options for Keeping Your Files

Resource How Long Will Access Remain Available? Options for Keeping Access/Files

TUportal /TUmail

  • As long as your AccessNet account remains open
Google Apps (includes Google Drive)
  • As long as your AccessNet account remains open
  • One year after graduating 
  • Prior to the one year anniversary of your graduation, make sure to keep your account open. See How to Keep Your AccessNet Account Open above.
    One year after your graduation, your OWLbox account will be automatically migrated to a personal account. This will enable you to keep your files. Information Technology Services and will contact you via your email address with instructions when the migration takes place. See the OWLbox page for instructions.
  • Download your files to your computer.
Office 365 & OneDrive
  • One year after graduating
Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Shortly after graduation, but you can extend your subscription for a nominal fee up to one year ending with the anniversary of your graduation date.
  • Look for announcements to extend your subscription on the TUportal Next Steps channel or Adobe Creative Cloud link.
    If extending your subscription, make sure your AccessNet account does not expire before the one year anniversary of your graduation. See How to Keep Your AccessNet Account Open above.
  • Download your files to your computer.
  • Approximately 30 days after graduating
  • If you completed any course certificates, make sure to print them before your access expires.


  • Approximately 14 days after graduating 
  • Download files. For PCs, see the instructions for SSH. For Macs, see the instructions for Fetch. If you have any questions before then, please contact the Help Desk at 215-204-8000.
  • Blackboard is no longer available at Temple.  
  • As of June 1, 2018, Canvas is the official Learning Management System of the University.
  • 90 days after graduating
  • Make sure to keep copies of files you uploaded to your courses.
  • 90 days after graduating
  • As long as your AccessNet account remains open