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New Graduate Email

New graduates have access to your student email accounts for approximately six months after you graduate. At that point, your student email account will be deleted. 

The alumni email service (Warhawk4Life) was discontinued for all users on Dec. 31, 2021. 

Graduate Email FAQs

New graduates have access to your student email accounts for approximately six months after you graduate. At that point your student email account will be deleted. 

NOTE: The alumni email (Warhawk4Life) service was discontinued in December 2021.

Here are some helpful tips and information for migrating your student email account to a personal email account:

  1. Create a new email address if you have not done so already. There are many free email providers such as Gmail,  Yahoo , or ProtonMail . When choosing your new email address, use your name or something that will age well over time. If you have a common name, try using your last name first or a combination of your initials and your last or first name ( or
  2. Export your emails to your personal email account.
  3. Import your contact list to your personal email account.
  4. Let your contacts know you have a new email address. Once you have your new email up and running, it’s time to email everyone telling them about your new email address. Be sure to use the Bcc option (blind copy) in the address bar, so you don’t accidentally share other people’s email addresses with the whole group. You may also want to add a signature that calls out the fact that your email has changed.
    • For go to Settings > View all Outlook settings > Mail > Compose and reply.
    • For Gmail go to Settings > General and scroll all the way down to Signature.
  5. Update all accounts and services that use your student email.  You may be using your student email as a username for other services such as Facebook,, or a subscription service. Go through each application or service that is tied to your student account and change it to your personal email account. The easiest way to do this is to search through your old email for phrases like “confirm your email,” “unsubscribe,” “your new account” or “welcome to.” This should provide you with a solid list of websites you have accounts at, email newsletters you’ve subscribed to, and just about everything else.

For help logging in to the service, contact the TSC Helpdesk.

You can reset your own password at If you are unable to reset your own password, you can contact the TSC Helpdesk.

You don't need to do anything. Your UW-Whitewater email account will expire approximately six months after your graduation date.

You may want to set an automatic reply stating you are no longer using this account and direct them to your current email address.

Stay up-to-date on the latest alumni and UW-Whitewater news by providing your current email address and other contact information on this quick survey. This allows us to update your alumni record. 

Google Drive Transfer

  • Shortly after graduation, you will no longer have access to your UW-Whitewater Google Drive account. Transfer your stored files to your personal Google account using Google Takeout so they are not lost. Follow these easy steps to transfer your data.  

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Those of you who have created and saved assets on the Adobe Creative Cloud may want to migrate those assets over to a personal Adobe Account so they are not lost.  Migrate your Creative Cloud assets from your UW-Whitewater account to a new Creative Cloud free membership account to take your Adobe assets with you wherever you go next. Take the steps outlined here to take your assets with you:
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