SEAS Account Termination
SEAS accounts are removed and deleted when the owner is no longer actively affiliated with Penn Engineering. All of the account's files, including email messages, are erased when the account is removed. The good news is your email address doesn't have to expire. For more information: Students/Alums | Others.
Periodically, we check our records to see which SEAS accounts should be removed. We check for accounts whose owners are not currently active SEAS students, staff, faculty members, or if you are currently registered in a SEAS course. When we find an account that should be removed, we send warning messages via email to the account, and then we remove the account and erase all of its files, including email messages.
- What to do if you are still a SEAS student, staff, or faculty member.
- How do I transfer the emails and files in my SEAS account?
- How do I forward my email to another address?
- Alums: How to set up lifetime email address.
- Others: How to extend the life of your email address.
- When will I lose my SEAS account?
If you are registered for an Engineering class this semester, or if you are a current SEAS student, staff or faculty member, you may renew your account at the SEAS Account Creation Site.
If there is anything in your home directory that you or other people may need after your account is deleted, please be sure to transfer it as soon as possible.
- How to transfer your saved email messages to another account.
- How to transfer your files to your computer.
You can set up email forwarding on the SEAS Account Management Site. Standard SEAS account forwards to non-Penn email addresses are retained for one year after the account is removed. Forwards to other Penn email accounts are maintained indefinitely.
SEAS offers free perpetual email forwarding to all SEAS alums through Alumni Relations. Take these steps to ensure email continuity:
- Decide which email service you will use (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc)
- Sign up for alumni e-mail forwarding on the Alumni Relations site.
- Set your SEAS account to forward to your alumni address (not your other email account) at the SEAS Account Management Site. Choose "Mail Forwarding" and input your alumni email address.
This way, mail sent to you at SEAS will immediately go to the alumni forwarding system, then the your personal account. If you change your email address in the future, reset the alumni forwarding.
If your account has already been deleted, you can still setup mail forwarding. After you've signed up for your alumni account, request forwarding by sending email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your seas username and your full Penn alumni email address.
Note: Once your SEAS account has been deleted, mail will only be forwarded. All other special features, such as Spamblock and other filtering, will no longer apply, and will need to be set up by the user at the server mail is being forwarded to, or at a home client.
SEAS offers free lifetime email forwarding to any upenn.edu address, and one year of forwarding to any external address. Here is how to set it up:
- Login to the SEAS Account Management Site.
- Choose "Mail Forwarding" and enter the email address you would like your SEAS email address to forward to.
If you are a SEAS student, your account will be removed the November after graduation, but your Penn Engineering email address should continue to work as long as you have a forwarding address on the Penn alumni system. Please transfer any shared files to other accounts, and transfer any personal files you might want to keep.
If you are a non-SEAS student registered for a SEAS course, your SEAS account will be removed at the beginning of the fall or spring semester, if you are not registered for a course that semester. Your Penn Engineering email address should continue to work as long as it is forwarding to an address that ends in upenn.edu.
If you are a SEAS employee, your account will be deleted upon your departure unless otherwise indicated by your supervisor or department manager. Please make arrangements to have any work related files transferred per your supervisor's instructions and delete or transfer any personal files you might want to keep. You may also want to set up mail forwarding.
Your PennKey will not be removed, and you will still be able to access Penn services such as PennInTouch. But you will no longer be able to use your PennKey to access SEAS account services such as Webmail, printing, or your SEAS directory.