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Information Technology Graduation Checklist

Congratulations, Graduates!    

Soon you’ll be starting a new career. Now is a good time to take a few moments to wrap-up some important technology items before you go.

✓ CSUN User ID and Password

Your CSUN User ID and Password will remain active and will allow you to view unofficial transcripts in the myNorthridge portal

✓ CSUN Canvas ePortfolio

You will retain access to your CSUN Canvas ePortfolio account. Canvas ePortfolio is CSUN’s electronic portfolio network for students and alumni! Showcase your work, projects and activities. Your online presence and resumé will be enhanced by a strong portfolio that you can take with you after you graduate at no cost to you. 

✓ Software That Will Expire After Graduation

The following software titles that you obtained as a CSUN student will expire upon graduation:

  • Microsoft Office 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

✓ Access To Services That Will Expire After Graduation

  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • myCSUNbox
  • Zoom
  • myCSUNsoftware
  • eduroam Wi-Fi access

Action Items

✓ Forward Your Gmail Content

  • As a CSUN Alumni you have the ability to forward your CSUN Email address. This forwarding feature allows you to keep using your CSUN email for friends, family and employers along with social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Here are the instructions on how to forward your email. 

✓ Have files in myCSUNbox?

  • Before graduation, be sure to transfer any files that you have in your myCSUNbox account to a personal account. It's easy to do.
  • Box: Go to and create a personal account (be sure to use an email address different than your email address). Download the files from your myCSUNbox account to your computer, and then upload them to your new personal Box account. Alternatively, you can move your files into one folder and transfer ownership of that folder to a personal Box account.

✓ Have files in Office 365?

  • If you have files in Office 365 that you want to keep, you will need to save those files to another location. With the file open, select File > Save As. Select where you want to save the file. You can save to your computer, or another location. 

✓ Have files in Adobe Creative Cloud?

If you have files in the Adobe Creative Cloud:

  • Open your Creative Cloud desktop app and sign in.
  • Click on the Files tab in the left-hand panel of the app.
  • Select the files and folders you want to export by clicking on them. 
  • Once you've selected the files and folders you want to export, click the Download button at the top of the file list.

✓ Download Your Google Data

You can export and download your data for the Google products you use, for example:

  • Email
  • Documents
  • Calendar
  • Photos

Visit How to Download Your Google Data

Good Computing Practices to Follow

  • Use antivirus and anti-malware software on all of your computers. Visit the Security Software page for more information. 
  • Be sure you have the most recent versions of any software installed on your computer or devices. Staying current with updates ensures that you’ll have the latest security patches and code fixes to resolve potential problems.
  • Beware of phishing emails, along with other scams and malware. Review our Avoid Fraudulent Email Messages page.

✓ Prepare to enter the workforce - LinkedIn Learning

Before graduation, be sure to visit LinkedIn Learning to complete the Become a Successful Job Hunter learning path. You'll learn how to craft a career plan, write a resume, search for a job, and nail the interview. Users must log in with their CSUN User ID and password to access this learning path. 

✓ Remember to keep in touch!

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✓ Need Help?

Contact the IT Help Center by phone (818-677-1400), online at ( or in person in (University Library, First Floor, Learning Commons).