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Accounts After Graduation

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Rutgers transitioned all student email services over to ScarletMail. Rutgers students who have an active ScarletMail account may keep that account open indefinitely upon graduation. Please refer to the ScarletMail FAQ for current information about retaining that account.

Prior to 2014, any clam account belonging to a Rutgers graduate, including NetID and email accounts, would automatically remain open for one year after the date of completion of graduation requirements. As of July 1, 2014, all clam email accounts will be permanently closed. This mandatory closure of all clam email accounts is related to the university-wide transition to ScarletMail for student email services. Other services related to clam accounts, such as H drive network storage, personal web pages, and Linux timeshare access, will continue to remain open for one year after the date of completion of graduation requirements.

An email reminder about the closing of a clam account will be sent out near the end of the first post-graduation year. Graduates should back up any personal files that they wish to save, as the files will be deleted from university servers.

The Rutgers Alumni Association offers an email forwarding service to graduates using the email domain. This is not an email account, it is simply an address that forwards to a personal account on another server (like Yahoo, Gmail, Comcast, Verizon, etc). For information about the email forwarding and other Rutgers Alumni Association benefits, please visit their site at