What Happens When I Graduate?

1. When does my Barnard email account expire?

Every year, gBear/myBarnard accounts for the graduating class in that year expires the following January. For example, the gBear/myBarnard accounts for the Class of 2019 graduates will expire on January 7, 2020.

Graduating seniors and alumnae should set up an alternate email account and activate an online community account on the Barnard alumnae website so they may access the online alumnae directory. . See the Barnard Alumnae User Login page for more details and to ask questions about the online alumnae community.

2. How can I transfer all existing and incoming emails to a new email account?

Forward New Incoming Emails

You can edit the settings in your gBear account to forward all of your new incoming emails to a different email address. New emails will continue to forward until your account is deactivated on November 1st. Please see instructions on how to do this.

Transfer Existing Emails

You can transfer your existing emails from your gBear account in a couple of ways. One way could be to select which emails you would like to transfer and forward them each individually to your new account. A more efficient way would be to enable the POP settings on your gBear account in order to get all of your existing gBear email transfer over to your new gmail account all at once. You can follow these instructions or feel free to call the Student Computing office for further assistance.

Automatic Reply Message

You may also want to consider creating an automated reply email using the Vacation Responder in your gBear settings. This will send an email automatically to all incoming messages that are received in your gBear email account. You can personalize your message in any way you choose, maybe indicating that your account will expire or that they can contact you at a different email address. To set this up please follow these instructions.

ie: Thank you for contacting me at student@barnard.edu, however please note that my email address has changed and you can contact me in the future at student@gmail.com

3. What campus computers can I use? How can I print?

Alumnae can purchase printing pages. However, even if an alumna purchases printing pages, she is NOT entitled to use the student computer labs. She is welcome to print in the Library on the first and second floors. The Vagelos Alumnae Center has two computers with Microsoft Office for alumnae use.

4. When does my Columbia UNI expire?

Please contact CUIT for specific information regarding your UNI expiration.

We recommend that you download the most recent version of Symantec Anti-Virus from the CUIT website BEFORE the summer is over.

Once you download Anti-Virus software, you will NEVER have to pay for Anti-Virus updates! For more information on your Columbia account, visit the CUIT website.