Updated April 26, 2012
Information About Your University NetID Account
You keep your NetID and Duke email address for one year. However, your status is changed to "alumni" very soon after graduation, which affects your ability to access some services using your NetID. Click here to read more about your NetID, email and campus file storage.
Lifetime Email Addresses
Duke Law will maintain your LAWnet address, as long as there is an address to which we can forward. Currently, your LAWnet address forwards to your Duke Exchange account. At any time after graduation but during your first year as an alum, you can use our LAWnet site to set up forwarding to a different address:
Please note that if you do not provide an address (other than your Exchange account) to receive your forwarded email during your first year as Alum, your LAWnet address will be deactivated when your Duke Exchange account is. If that happens, you will need to activate a LAWnet address using the means available to all alumni (though at the time of this writing this service is not yet available to other alumni). Academic Technologies will send a reminder a few weeks before accounts are due to be deactivated.
The Duke Alumni Association also offers you a lifetime email address that can be set to forward messages to the address you wish. To learn more or create the Alumni account, visit http://www.dukealumni.com and select the link for "Member Services."
Access to Licensed Software
Your access to licensed software ends immediately after graduation. If you have installed a free version of Windows or Windows Microsoft Office, that version will stop functioning within 6 months after you leave Duke. You can get a permanent license and media from the Duke Computing Store (with your DukeCard) for $15 EACH for Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows or Office 2011 for Macintosh (though the Mac downloadable version won't stop working). Please note that you can only get one copy of each type of software. Don't be disappointed - get the software before graduation!
Printing in the Law School
Your student ePrint account is terminated after graduation. You can continue to use eprint by buying a printing card from the device on the 2nd floor next to the vending machines. Use the code on that card instead of your netid when printing to the ePrint system. Each page costs $0.02. Please follow up with the help desk if you need to print as a research assistant or other ongoing reason.
Blackboard and Sakai
Access to Blackboard will end June 30, as the service will be discontinued then. Your access to Sakai continues as long as you have a NetID, although individual course sites may be made unavailable by instructors or staff.
Accessing the Duke Network
You should be able to access the Duke wifi network. If you are no longer able to do so, you have two choices. You can connect to the Visitor network; however, that network will not give you access to resources licensed only to Duke community members. You can also request the dukeguest password from the Academic Technologies help desk and register your laptop on the Duke network using that ID and password. The password is generated each Monday morning and is good for one week. You should be able to use the Duke Virtual Private Network (VPN) for remote access to Duke resources. Please contact the help desk for further details and assistance.
Accessing Library Databases and Other Resources
The following link contains important information about access to resources available through Duke Law. Please contact the Law Library reference desk for further information and assistance.