SEAS Account Termination

The accounts of those no longer actively affiliated with Penn Engineering are routinely identified for permanent removal. This includes the accounts of former or inactive SEAS students, staff, faculty members, and those previously registered in SEAS courses. Warning messages are sent to an account via email leading up to its removal when circumstances permit. When removal occurs, all data including files, email messages, files supporting websites, etc. are erased and the account is permanently deleted. Google@SEAS is immediately deleted a this time. O365 and other Penn cloud services such as Penn+Box are deleted very shortly thereafer (exact dates are unpredictable and not determined by SEAS). No data is stored anywhere after an account has been removed.

Email and File Transfer

If there is anything in your home directory that you or someone else may need after your account is deleted, please be sure to transfer it as soon as possible.

Alumni Email

An alumni email account can be obtained from the Penn Alumni website. Click on "QuakerNet" from the top menu. We recommend setting up forwarding from your SEAS account to your new alumni account. This will enable you to continue receiving any correspondence sent to your SEAS email address ( even after your account has been deleted.

Email Forwarding

Legacy SEAS Email Accounts

If your email is stored on SEAS servers (not Google@SEAS or Penn O365):

  1. Login to the SEAS Account Management website.
  2. Choose "Mail Forwarding" from the menu and enter the email address you would like your SEAS email forwarded to. If you don't see a "Mail Forwarding" option, you are using Google@SEAS.

Please note: Once your SEAS account has been deleted, only mail forwarding will be provided. All other special features previously provided such as Spamblock and other filtering will no longer apply.

Google@SEAS Accounts

Follow Google's instructions to Automatically forward Gmail messages to another account. For instructions on transferring your Google@SEAS inbox to your personal gmail inbox, see: Transferring SEAS Email to a Personal Gmail Account.

Please note: Data transfer and mail forwarding options will no longer be available after your SEAS account is deleted.

Penn O365

SEAS users with Penn O365 email accounts cannot setup forwarding that will continue after their account has been deleted and must Contact CETS for assistance. Be sure to include your new address in your request.


Personal sites are deleted when their owner's SEAS account is permanently removed. Stewardship for an academic or activity site must be transferred before its contact person leaves SEAS to ensure its continuity. If a permanent home is required to host content, consider ScholarlyCommons for research or contact CETS for recommendations. For further info, please see: SEAS websites

When will your SEAS account be removed?

If you are a SEAS student, your account will be removed the October following your graduation. Please transfer any shared files to other accounts and transfer any personal files you might want to retain.

If you are a non-SEAS student registered for a SEAS course, your SEAS account will be removed at the beginning of the fall or spring semester (if you are not registered for another course at that time). Your Penn Engineering email address will expire at the same time as your SEAS account.

If you are a SEAS employee, your account will be deleted upon your departure unless otherwise indicated by your supervisor or department manager. Please make arrangements to have any work related files transferred per your supervisor's instructions and delete or transfer any personal files you might want to keep. Your supervisor's approval is needed for mail forwarding.

Pennkeys are not removed. Access to Penn services via Pennkey such as Penn Intouch will continue and alum will have access to mail forwarding (see above). However, PennKeys will no longer provide access to any services associated with your former SEAS account such as Webmail, printing, S: drive, etc.

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