We know your files are very important to you, and we want to make sure you are able to save your data before you turn your attention to bigger and better things. We’ll be happy to help you through the process in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at helpdesk@oxy.edu or 323-259-2880.


What Happens to My Account?

Your Oxy account will be closed 12-18 months after graduation. Once the email account closes, your access to Oxy applications that use this account will be unavailable (e.g., Google, Moodle, MyOxy). Before this time, ITS will send you a reminder notification about the upcoming deactivation. 

To extend your email account past the deactivation period, or to temporarily reactivate your access to retrieve files, please contact the helpdesk with the reason and length of time needed for the extension.

Forward your email

You'll keep access to your Oxy Gmail account address, but not your mailbox where the mail is stored, after you graduate. To set up email forwarding, use the Alumni Directory by registering an account on the Alumni Website.

Transfer your Google Data

Use Google Takeout to transfer your Drive and existing email messages to another Gmail account. Whenever the instructions ask you to enter your current username, use your full Oxy email address (with "@oxy.edu"). 

Transfer anything you had saved on lab or library public computers

Please be aware that your network files (in G Drive) will no longer be available and they cannot be restored, so please be sure to download anything that you want to keep beforehand. You can transfer via a USB device while on campus, or connect via FTPS to access your files from off-campus.

Alternatives to Accessing MyOxy Resources (W-2s, Transcripts)

Once your account is closed you will no longer be able to access MyOxy. 

For transcripts, use the Registrar's Parchment service.

For W-2 access, contact the Business Office

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