Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Below you will find some important information concerning your Berea College issued laptop and network accounts that you need to be aware of prior to graduation.
- Instructions on Converting Berea College Machines for Graduating Seniors (PDF)
- Alumni Email Guide (PDF)
Upon completion of your degree at Berea College, your Berea issued laptop will become yours. At that time, Berea College is no longer responsible for the maintenance and repair of the laptop. Prior to graduation, you should bring the machine in for any repairs you may need. Here are some important deadlines and dates concerning this process:
- November 20, 2020 – Battery Replacement Deadline
The deadline to have your battery tested for replacement per your EDGE agreement will be November 20, 2020. Please note, battery replacements are for battery issues that fall under our guidelines and each battery will be put through the proper diagnostic test to determine if a replacement is needed. Notable issues that determine if your battery needs to be replaced are:
- Less than 1/2 hour running time
- Physically damaged units with exposed cells
- Windows battery warning
Also, batteries are stocked on a limited basis and are first come first served. Additional batteries are ordered as needed. In the event that the replacement battery does not arrive prior to graduation, it is your responsibility to arrange to pick up the battery from IS&S. We will not ship any batteries.
- November 13, 2020 – Last Day to Submit Repair Requests
Any service for hardware/software issues for your laptop should be submitted prior to November 13, 2020, since many services may require replacement parts to be ordered or longer diagnostic testing. This will ensure adequate time for us to get the repair completed prior to graduation. In the event that a repair will extend beyond the end of the semester, the user is responsible to make arrangements to pick up the computer upon completion of the repair. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, IS&S will ship your repaired laptop back to you if you are reasonably unable to pick it up. This service is offered on a case by case basis and must be formally requested.
Your Berea College Accounts
Your Berea.edu Email Account
After Graduation, your existing Berea College email address will be converted into a Berea Alumni email account on January 29th, 2021. Instead of using your traditional email account “firstname.lastname@example.org”, you will need to use “email@example.com” to access your mail. Your unique username and your password should remain the same. Additionally, all your existing mail should transfer automatically into the new alumni account. To access your alumni account after Jan. 27th, log in to Outlook.com using the new email address.
Your BereaBox and Microsoft OneDrive Accounts
On January 29th, 2021, when your main Berea College email account is migrated to an alumni account, this will also remove your access to BereaBox and Microsoft OneDrive. Any documents or data stored on these cloud services will become inaccessible. Prior to this date, it is your responsibility to back up and secure any documents or data that you wish to keep.