CLAIM YOUR @BERKELEY.EDU EMAIL
Your bMail account (and Slack channels, see bottom section) may be retained by claiming it through:
Simply visit the site and click on the “Claim Your Berkeley.edu Account!” link. By claiming your @berkeley.edu account, you will retain your email alias (@mba.berkeley.edu for graduate students or @haasalum.berkeley.edu for undergraduates) bDrive, and Berkeley-provided Google Apps.
If you choose not to claim your @berkeley account at this time, your email address(es) and files will be removed from bMail once your student grace period ends. After the grace period lapses, you may still go to @Cal Alumni Network at any time to reclaim your Berkeley and Haas email addresses, but your old emails, attachments, and files may no longer be available.
ℹ Please note: student, faculty, and staff Google accounts are included in the global Google Directory by default. You can edit that setting in the global Google Directory at: https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/account/contacts, under the “contact display” menu.
BACK UP YOUR FILES
Your CalNet account will convert to alumni status within a few weeks following your graduation. While alumni retain many Haas and Campus services, you will no longer have access to services like, Campus encrypted wifi service (eduroam), Haas Computer Center Printing, bCourses, and study.net.
We recommend that you begin copying or downloading files related to these services which you would like to take with you, ahead of your CalNet account conversion.
BERKELEY- AND HAAS-LICENSED SOFTWARE
All UC Berkeley- and Haas-licensed software are concurrent with an active CalNet status. Campus software include: the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and bSecure Remote Access VPN, among others (view the full Campus software catalog here). Haas-licensed services include: Bloomberg and FactSet onsite and virtual programs.
At some point after your CalNet account is de-activated, or comes to the end of its grace period, these software licenses will expire, and you will no longer have access to them.
SLACK: AVAILABLE FOR FIVE YEARS
The Haas Program Offices will be sponsoring your class’ Slack subscription for five years following your class’ original scheduled graduation date.
To access your Slack channel(s), you would need to first claim your @berkeley.edu email (info in top section). If you choose to claim the account later (but not past your class’ five-year subscription period), you will be able to access Slack through the balance of your class’ remaining subscription period.
A. Yes, the school will continue to fund your class’ Slack workspace for five years after your original scheduled graduation date.
In addition, you will be invited to join the Haas Alumni workspace where you will be able to connect with alumni from all the other programs and graduating years.
A. Yes, you need to claim your Haas email address. Please see instructions in the above section on how to do this.
UC Berkeley-licensed Zoom accounts are synchronous with active CalNet identities and access to it will expire once the CalNet account becomes inactive or unaffiliated.
This expiration usually occurs at the end of your grace period (see the CalNet Grace Period section below) and from that point on, if you should need to join a Haas/UC Berkeley-sponsored meeting, you would have to use a personal Zoom account or call in by phone.
CALNET GRACE PERIOD
Upon graduation, Campus moves your student CalNet identity into a grace period to allow you time to (a.) claim your @berkeley.edu email, and (b.) offboard your files.
Campus defines this student grace period as 274 days immediately following your graduation date.
If you do not act on your @berkeley.edu email, or back up files by the end of the grace period, your Berkeley email account and files will be removed.
You may still go to @Cal Alumni Network at any time to reclaim your Berkeley and Haas email addresses, but your old emails, attachments, and files may no longer be available.
To learn more about the grace period, follow the link to the Campus page here: