Graduating Students and Alumni Account FAQ


When you transition from Bucknell student to Bucknell alumni, you can keep your Bucknell Bmail account for as long as you want! For account management purposes, you will switch to alumni status 13 weeks after graduation.

Alumni Account Access

Alumni have access to:

  • BAM (Bucknell Account Management) including the ability to reset passwords
  • Bmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Chat (up to 15 GB of email, attachments, and documents)
  • Bucknell WordPress blogs
  • Digication e-portfolio
  • Duo Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Handshake

Alumni do not have access to: 

  • Banner Web (including access to unofficial transcripts)
  • BisonNet
  • wireless network
  • Bulk campus lists (Google Groups such as students@, seniors@, etc.)
  • Classroom and lab computer logins
  • Gitlab
  • Google Workspace Suite (all parts not specified above)
  • Library book and equipment check-out permissions
  • Library databases and journals (with a very few exceptions)
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Moodle
  • myBucknell
  • Netspace and Unixspace/Linux accounts
  • Office 365
  • Qualtrics surveys
  • Remote Labs, Virtual Workspace, and other software access
  • Software download page (access lost immediately upon graduation)
  • VPN
  • Webprint
  • Zoom (Enterprise license)

Things to do prior to the account change:

Before your account becomes an alumni account,  save a copy of any data that is stored in a system listed above. After your account changes, there are no exceptions for allowing access at a later date. These steps include:

  • Remove everything you have stored in Netspace and Unixspace (Linux accounts).
  • Download any Google data in excess of 15 GB using the instructions in the Alumni Account FAQ.
  • Save a copy of your unofficial transcript from Banner Web.
  • LinkedIn Learning - Finish all courses and publish your completion certificates to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Qualtrics - Submit a ticket to indicate who should be the new owner of your surveys. This is very important if you've done research for a professor who will still need access to your surveys after you've graduated.
  • Log into and make sure that you have a recovery email and cell phone number that you can use in case you ever need to reset your password. 

Students who separate from Bucknell without graduating do not keep their Bmail access. In this situation, students should make arrangements to retrieve any items they have stored in Drive and forward any necessary emails from their Bucknell account before they leave the university. 

Appropriate Use Policy

Alumni access to Bucknell accounts and systems is subject to the Appropriate Use Policy.



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