End of Year - Class of 2014



Updated April 16, 2014

Information About Your University NetID Account

You keep your NetID and Duke email address for one year after graduation. 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 an 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. At the time of this writing, this alternate means has not yet been introduced. 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 the Duke alumni website.

Access to Licensed Software

Your ability to download licensed software ends immediately after graduation. If you installed a free version of Windows or Windows Microsoft Office that did not include an individual activation key (from the OntheHub vendor or the Duke Technology Center), your version may stop functioning within 6 months after you leave Duke. You can get a permanent license and media from the Duke Technology Center (with your DukeCard) for $15 EACH for Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2013 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 printed sheet of paper costs $0.02. Please follow up with the help desk if you need to print as a research assistant or for other ongoing reasons.


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 continue to access the Duke wifi network. If for some reason, you are no longer able to do so, you can connect to the Visitor network, though that network will not give you access to resources licensed only to Duke community members. You should be able to continue 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.