Technology Transition

Congratulations on graduating from the University of South Carolina Upstate! Before or after you graduate, please read this list and take the appropriate actions to make sure your transition from USC Upstate is as smooth as possible.


Your Student Email (Office 365) address will remain active for four major semesters after your last enrolled semester. Please ensure you save any important documents and emails before this time expires.

If you do not use your alumni email for more than a semester, your account will be automatically deactivated. Please ensure you save any important contacts or emails as the Help Desk does not have the ability to reactivate accounts once they have been permanently disabled.


Since Blackboard is based at USC Columbia, you will have access to Blackboard as long as your Columbia network username is active. For undergraduates, this is one year following graduation. For graduates, this is two years following graduation.

Self Service Carolina

You will continue to have access to Self Service Carolina after graduation (there is no time limit). You will be able to check grades, financial information, transcript requests and other personal information.

Wireless Access

After you graduate you will no longer be considered a student and not be granted access to the wireless network on the Spartanburg campus.

Network Storage

You should back up any information you have saved to any network drive. You can do this by saving either to your hard drive, a flash drive or DVD/CD. You can also email them to a non-USC Upstate email address.

Student Education Discount

As a student, you are able to get education discounts on a variety of software and computer equipment (through selected companies). After graduating, you will no longer be able to receive these discounts.

Loaner Computers

All borrowed laptops must be returned and outstanding fines paid in full before leaving the University. If the laptop is not returned it will be reported as stolen to University Police. Failure to pay fines could result in a hold being placed on your official records, which could cause a delay in process paperwork for graduation. Failure to pay could also mean information being sent to a collection agency.