Congratulations to all spring 2021 graduates! As you prepare to move forward with your career, please remember to pack your digital files and take them with you.
Important info about your NDSU accounts
NDSU email accounts are managed by the N.D. University System (NDUS). As a result, your NDSU email account will not close at this time. While your NDSU email account remains active, you may choose to forward email from that account to your personal account to simplify your life.
Your other NDSU accounts are scheduled to be removed fall 2021, at which time you will lose access to computer labs, G-suite (i.e., Google Docs, Drive, Sites, YouTube), online library services, CCAST, and other NDSU IT services.
To prepare for the closing of your NDSU accounts
Download and save files stored in your NDSU accounts to your computer or other personal file storage area. These may include files stored in Blackboard Content, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and your NDSU email account.
At the prompt, click Sync Now to start the sync app
Click Sync Now in the app to start the syncing
Click Show my files to open the synced OneDrive for Business folder in File Explorer
Once your OneDrive for Business client is synced, a green check mark will appear next to each file or folder
Copy your synced files to your computer
Create a new folder on your computer where you want to save the files
Open the new folder and open your OneDrive for Business folder
Highlight the files you want to copy in your OneDrive folder and drag them into the new folder
Wait for the files to finish copying
Verify you can open some of the copied files
Disconnect and uninstall your OneDrive for Business account from your computer
Right click on the OneDrive for Business icon in the system tray
Click Stop syncing a folder
Select OneDrive – North Dakota State University
Click Stop syncing
Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change View by: to Small icons or Large icons
Open Programs and Features
Find OneDrive or OneDrive for Business in the list of programs
Right click on the name and select Uninstall
Follow the prompts to uninstall the OneDrive for Business client
NDSU Email (optional)
You have two options for moving important email messages and attachments out of your NDSU email account:
Manually forward important messages to a personal email account, or
Set up both your NDSU email account and a personal email account in a single email client (e.g., Microsoft Outlook), and then drag the messages from your NDSU account to your personal account. View instructions on how to set up your NDSU email account in some email clients.
Add your personal email address as your preferred email address in Campus Connection to continue receiving important messages after graduation.
Click the Email Type drop down, and then select the type
Enter your personal email address in the Email Address field
Check the Preferred box, and then click the Save button to finish
If you've installed NDSU-provided software on your personal computer for use as an NDSU student (e.g., Read & Write Gold), be sure to remove that software from your computer.
If you haven't yet done so, set up a personal email account with an address that reflects your professionalism. Update resumes and other job application materials with your new email address. Consider forwarding your NDSU email to that personal account to simplify your life.