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MyID Tools and Information

Why is my MyID account being disabled?

Your MyID is your key to access many campus IT services at the University of Georgia, including UGAMail, wireless networks and more.

Once you leave UGA, you are no longer eligible to use campus IT services, and you will lose access after a period of time.

Services you will lose access to include:

You may get to keep your access for a short time after you leave UGA, depending on whether you were a student, faculty or staff member, or an affiliate account owner.

Students

About a year after you graduate or leave UGA, you will receive an email notifying you that your MyID account and UGAMail mailbox will be disabled soon.

You do not have to do anything to ensure that your account access is removed. EITS periodically disabled expired accounts to prevent unauthorized access to campus IT services.

Once your account access is removed, you will no longer be able to access UGAMail, campus wireless networks and other services that require a MyID and password.

If you know you are graduating soon or planning to leave UGA, there are a few steps you can take to prepare:

  • Establish a non-UGA email account, such as a Gmail account. We recommend you use a non-UGA email for paying bills and applying for jobs, graduate school or professional school. Using a non-UGA email ensures you do not lose important contacts and emails. 
  • Migrate your contacts and archived email. If you have contacts or emails from your UGAMail account that you wish to keep, you should migrate these to another email account. Instructions for migrating contacts and email are available on the Help Desk site.

Once you have graduated, you can access the UGA Career Center's job posting board, Handshake, by establishing an alumni account.

You can also stay in touch with the UGA Alumni Association by updating your information at alumni.uga.edu/myinfo.

Faculty and Staff

If you are a UGA faculty or staff member, your MyID account has no guarantees attached to it. 

Once you leave UGA for another job, your MyID and UGAMail accounts will be disabled.

Sometimes, departments will request that an ex-employee's MyID be terminated immediately. These requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and require verification in order to process.

Retired Faculty and Staff

Retired UGA faculty and staff retain their MyID and UGAMail accounts. However, they are no longer eligible to keep Office 365 applications and products connected to their @uga.edu email address.

Affiliates and other MyID holders

Affiliates are individuals with MyIDs who do not have an official active record in a UGA HR or student system. Their MyID accounts must be sponsored by a UGA office, or by a current faculty or staff member.

Examples of affiliates include employees at extension offices, some adjunct faculty, contractors and faculty/staff dependents. All affiliate MyID accounts have expiration dates, typically set for a year after the accounts are created.

If you have an affiliate MyID account, you will receive notice when your account is expired and due to be disabled. If you need to keep your MyID beyond your expiration date, you must have your sponsor fill out a MyID re-enable request