After Commencement

Congratulations on graduating from the University of St. Thomas!

In order to prepare for this transition out of the university, it is important to take some time to make arrangements so your transition to this next stage in your life can be as smooth as possible.

Account Expiration

Student accounts expire 365 days after their last active term or graduation based on university policy. 

You will receive several warning messages in your inbox beginning 90 days, 30 days, seven days, and one day prior to the expiration date. 

Once expired, you will lose all access to any service which requires a username and password (i.e. email, Blackboard, library databases, Office365, use of the computer labs). All files, e-mail messages and contacts stored on the server will be permanently deleted.

Transition Checklist

Use the checklist below to ensure you are prepared for making the transition out of St. Thomas.

✓ Don't lose access to your account

You won't be logging into your account as frequently as an alumni, but you will need to access it for Murphy Online to view your unofficial transcript and access any tax forms.

Setup security questions now so that if you need to reset your password you will be back into your account in no time.

You can setup security questions here: https://passwordresetregistration.stthomas.edu/default.aspx

✓ Setup an alumni email account

Although your current email address will be deleted, you will be able to create an alumni email address through the Alumni Association. This feature forwards email sent to your alumni email to an alternate personal email.

For example, you can create john.smith@alumni.stthomas.edu and it will direct all emails sent to this address to your personal email.

✓ How do I obtain an un-official or official transcript?

Unofficial Academic transcripts
Unofficial transcripts are available by logging into Murphy Online with your username and password. Once logged in, navigate to "Student Services" section and locate "Student Records." Click on "Academic Transcript" to view your unofficial transcript. 

Official Academic Transcript
If you are need of an official academic transcript, please contact the University Registrar.

✓ Back up emails and contacts

You are responsible for forwarding any important email messages from your St. Thomas account to a personal secondary email address. If there are any contacts you wish to save from correspondances done through your university email, it is important that you save these as well.

✓ Save Blackboard documents you want to keep

Before you lose access, login to Blackboard and download any assignments or resources from your courses that you wish to keep. 

✓ Move any personal files out of OneDrive

St. Thomas offers students the option of storing files in OneDrive. These files will be deleted and cannot be retrieved after the account is deleted. It is important that you save these before you lose access.

✓ Notify others of your change of email address

You will no longer have access to your email 365 days after your last active term. You can set up features that will help both you and others trying to reach you be successful once you leave.

  • Creating an automatic reply through Office 365 Mail to let others know your new email address to be reached at after graduation.
  • Create a forwarding rule that will send any messages received in your inbox directly to a secondary personal email until the date of deletion.

✓ Plan computer access

When your account is deleted, you won't be able to use the computers on campus anymore. Now is the time to start thinking about where you will use computers. If you are considering purchasing a new computer, you can look at student discounts offered through various software and hardware vendors on our Tech Store.

✓ Pay any outstanding bills on Murphy Online

You never lose access to Murphy Online as this contains your unofficial transcript, ebill system, and student employment information. Before you leave, you will want to verify that the Business Office has not placed any holds on your account due to end of the year charges. Login to Murphy Online to access the eBill & ePay System to take care of any outstanding payments.

✓ Learn about Alumni resources

While some resources become limited, you can still access library resources as alumni while on campus. UST also offers a variety of services and use of campus facilities, discount tickets, continuing education discounts, career services and more through the Alumni Association.

✓ Save Tk20 Documents and Resources you want to keep

If you used the Tk20 system during your time at St. Thomas, you will need to login to Tk20 to download any assignments and resources that you wish to keep. Students will lose access to this system 365 days after their last active term.