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Accounts and Access for Inactive Students

Services un/available for students post-graduation

Inactive Accounts:  From the date of a student's degree conferral, a six month grace period begins in which the student retains access to all Rice resources as if they were still an active student. Once the six month grace period concludes, the student's role changes to that of an inactive student. During this time as an inactive student, some Rice resources will no longer function, for example access to VPN. The student will stay in the inactive state until part way through the annual deletion cycle which occurs once a year from December through February. 

Email works for a few more months.  

  • Rice Gmail (undergrads)
  • Rice Webmail (grad students) 

Back-up / Change Owners of Google Drive 

You should plan your departure, when your Rice GSuite for Education account is deleted, any files you own or share will be lost. Take steps to backup or change ownership (especially if you share them Rice department). 

Stops working:

Services that require both Authorization (Active or Inactive status in LDAP) and Authentication (NetID/password verification) will fail.  This includes but is not limited to services, sites and apps like:

  • VPN
  • Rice OWLS and EduROAM wireless networks
  • classes.rice.edu
  • organization.rice.edu
  • Some restricted Fondren resources.  It also includes some Rice servers that check LDAP

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Keywords:account, accounts, netid, email, student   Doc ID:64781
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-07-06 15:13 CDTUpdated:2020-07-07 08:54 CDT
Sites:Rice Sandbox, Rice University
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