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Wilkes Email Accounts Changing for Alumni

IT has begun their initiative to change Wilkes alumni email accounts from to These new email accounts will launch on June 1, 2023.

Whether or not alumni opt in to the new email, their existing Wilkes email account will be disabled and eventually deleted. If they do not forward/transfer emails, attachments, files, photos, etc., they will be deleted. In the past two weeks, we have communicated two announcements to all alumni to provide updates, resources, and what to expect during this transition.

Current faculty and staff will not be affected by this change. However, in your potential conversations with students on the verge of graduation, we want you to be aware of the below.


For May 2023 Grads Opting in to New Alumni Email:

  • On June 1, 2023, new accounts are created.
  • All opt ins will have until December 1, 2023 to forward existing email and documents to their new address and set up a forward from the old to the new
  • After this six-month period, IT will disable access to the accounts.
  • IT will leave the forwarding in place until December 1, 2024 once they completely disable the accounts.


For May 2023 Grads NOT Opting in to the New Alumni Email:

  • Graduates will be provided with a six-month period from graduation to forward/download/export their emails, documents, files, etc.
  • After the six-month period, their accounts will be disabled.
  • After one year, these email accounts will be permanently deleted.

Additionally, alumni who are going back to grad school can keep their emails the same IF they can show proof of application to programs at Wilkes prior to the conversion (June 1, 2023).

The need for this change is to lessen the strain and eliminate issues to our servers due to the overload of Wilkes email accounts and space in the Google drive. Furthermore, these new emails will distinguish alumni and provide more visible alumni information, i.e., events, resources, updates, and more.

We will continue to communicate with our alumni and students to prepare for this change. All questions, concerns, and feedback are to be directed to

Thank you!