It’s that time of year again, when people leave K-State. Students are graduating, transferring to other universities, or just need a break. Faculty/staff are retiring or moving to new jobs. Whatever the reason, all can use the technology checklist on the Preparing to leave K-State webpage prior to terminating affiliation with K-State. And the money-saving tips below can help both students and employees.
The Preparing to leave K-State page covers what steps you should take to manage your electronic communications, files, and access to resources (and what happens if you don’t). Here’s the highlights:
- Forward your email by signing in to eProfile and setting email-forwarding options. Note that students who were last enrolled at the university during the Fall 2011 term or later will have their email account continue at K-State for a year from the time they leave.
- Review your mailing list subscriptions. Unsubscribe from those you don’t want. For those you want to keep, subscribe from your new email address and remove your K-State email address.
- Copy email and folders to other storage devices or services. (You can also export your calendar data to other calendar services.)
- Copy files you’re entitled to keep, including those on your computer, K-State storage spaces, and your personal webpage (www.k-state.edu/eID). Don’t forget documents stored in your Zimbra Briefcase.
- Remove software on your personal computer that was received under a Kansas State University site license or volume purchase agreement, including but not limited to K-State’s TrendMicro antivirus software. (Be sure to install another antivirus product; see Wikipedia’s List of antivirus software for ideas.)
- If you’ve been living in a residence hall, point your computer back to the Microsoft Windows Update Service. No matter where you go, your computer will continue to get automatic updates from Microsoft.
- Continue to change your eID password during the password-change deadlines at the beginning of spring and fall semesters.
Money-saving steps to consider before leaving K-State
Take advantage of your buying power through K-State’s Student Select educational discount. Employees and students can purchase computer software and hardware at significant savings through the K-State Student Union Computer Store. Popular items at the store currently include the full Microsoft Office suite at $79.95; Adobe software and suites (some up to 80 percent off); and operating system upgrades.
Go to the K-State ID Center (first floor of the Union) and get a refund of any remaining CatCash balance on your Wildcat card.
If you have any questions about IT services or resources, contact the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, firstname.lastname@example.org.