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Account Policy

Hampshire College provides computing accounts to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni as a means of fostering communications in support of academic, research, and administrative needs. Students are provided accounts upon enrollment at the College and may retain accounts while enrolled and as alumni in accordance with the guidelines listed below.

All official correspondence from the College to students via email will be sent to these accounts. Students are responsible for checking their accounts on a regular basis or for forwarding email to another account. The College is not responsible for setting up, using, or forwarding email to any other account.

Account Eligibility:

Accounts are provided according to the following guidelines:

All users:

All Hampshire College computing accounts provide access to Hampshire College computing resources, such The Hub, course websites, and email. All accounts are created locked, and the owner of the account must accept the Hampshire College Acceptable Use Policy and create security questions before using the account.

All Hampshire College users are required to change their account's password every 365 days. Reminder emails will be sent starting 14 days before the account's password is scheduled to expire. When the account's password expires, the account will be locked and will not be able to be used to log into any Hampshire College computing resources except for the account management tool.

Students:

All active students at the College, including those on leave, on field study, or in exchange programs, are entitled to a Hampshire College computing account. Ninety days after a student leaves the College, ahe or he is no longer considered an active student.

Alumni:

Alumni, defined as students who have completed at least two semesters, may retain accounts indefinitely, subject to the active account restrictions listed below. When a student account is converted to an alumni account, the account's access to and data on any Hampshire College computing resources not explicitly granted to alumni may be removed. Examples of Hampshire College computing resources granted to alumni include access to email and The Hub.

Inactive alumni accounts, defined as those whose password expired at 90 days ago and do not have email forwarded, may be deleted without notice. Accounts whose password expired at least 90 days ago and do have email forwarding enabled may have email stored on Hampshire College servers deleted without notice, although the account (and forwarding) will remain active.

Faculty and Staff:

Current faculty and staff are entitled to a Hampshire College computing account. This includes access to services such as email, a staff and faculty file server, The Hub, etc.

Retired faculty and staff may retain an account indefinitely. An inactive account, defined as one whose password expired at least 90 days ago and does not have email forwarding enabled, may be deleted without notice. 

Staff who have voluntarily terminated their employment may have their accounts deleted on or after the last day of employment. They will have the opportunity to set up a vacation-style message for 30 days to notify anyone who emails them of new contact information, etc.

Faculty who have voluntarily terminated their employment will have their accounts deleted 30 days after the last day of employment.

Faculty or staff who have been terminated involuntarily from College employment will have their accounts deleted on the last day of employment.

Spouses, partners, other family members, or friends are not eligible for an account at Hampshire College.

 

Contact Us

Information Technology
Harold F. Johnson Library Center
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.5418
Fax 413.559.5419
helpdesk@hampshire.edu
 

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