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End-of-Year Tips for Students

As you wrap up the academic year at St. Norbert, we want to make you aware of a few of technology-related items that may need your attention. Much of this will be applicable primarily to graduating seniors, though all students may find this helpful.

Email Account

As an alumnus of the college, your SNC email address will remain active for as long as you use it. If you wish, you may consider setting up a filter to forward your SNC email to your personal account, or perhaps to an account at work. However you do it, we hope you will show your Green Knight pride and continue to use your SNC address! If your email account goes unused for a 6 month period (with no password changes), it will be automatically disabled. Google has an article that explains how to create rules to filter your emails.

Take Your Data With You

Google has an article that explains how to download your data. You may find this helpful if you're graduating and do not intend to keep your SNC account active.

Change Ownership

If you worked in a campus department this year and you created documents as part of your job, you'll want to make sure someone in that department owns the documents you created. This allows the department to continue to manage and maintain those files after you're gone. Google has an article that explains how to make someone else the owner of your file.

Alertus Emergency Notification

When you registered your computer on the SNC network, you were required to install Alertus. This is the program which pops up a message on your screen in the event of an emergency. If you are graduating, we recommend that you uninstall this program so that you no longer receive SNC emergency notifications. Here's how:

Windows

  1. Click the start button, then click Settings (small gear icon).
  2. Click on "Apps".
  3. In the Control Panel click "Programs and Features".
  4. Find "Alertus" in the list and click it once to reveal the "Uninstall" button.

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  5. Click the "Uninstall" button.

Mac

  1. In the Finder, click the "File" menu, then "New Finder Window".
  2. Click "Applications" on the left.
  3. Find the Alertus icon and drag it to the trash.

If we can help you with anything else related to your computer or your account, please be sure to let us know.

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