Departing Resources

Information for Students and Employees preparing to depart WPI

Data Backup

WPI Email

Exchange online items can be saved by using the Outlook client and a personal folder or Outlook Data File (with the file extension .pst). After creating the personal folder and moving items into it, you can burn that .pst file to a blank DVD or copy it to a USB key.


Back up files from your personal network storage share. This service is only available while your WPI account is active. Data will not be restored after the account is deactivated. Map a drive to access your files at \\\HOME\My_Documents. Once the drive is mapped, the files can be moved to your local hard drive, portable media, or burned to a DVD.


Microsoft Campus Licensing Agreement

Please order and acquire software before departing; software will not be available for installation after graduation or employment termination.

Network Software

Courseware and other networked software installed on personal computers will not function once the personal computer is removed from the WPI network due to the dependency on WPI license servers. It is recommended that courseware be safely uninstalled prior to disconnecting the device from the WPI network.

Access Changes


Guest network access is available to alumni and sponsored campus visitors.

Transfer Group Ownership

Owners of group accounts and mailing lists should transfer ownership to another active group member or faculty/staff advisor prior to departing WPI. Instructions for managing group accounts and mailing lists are provided under the Utilities section.


Service Desk

If you have any questions or need IT support, during the school year, visit the Service Desk located in the George C. Gordon Library.

Contact Us

You may also contact the IT Service Desk at any time via phone, or e-mail; and we will respond to any questions or comments you may have.

For more information regarding our IT support locations, hours, and requesting help please see our help page.



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