UITS periodically deletes Email/U-System computer accounts belonging to individuals no longer affiliated as University of Arizona students, faculty, or staff.
"No longer affiliated" is defined as:
Accounts for non-affiliated University of Arizona students, faculty, and staff are normally deleted 14 days after the last day to drop a class with a grade of "W" or to change to or from audit grading, during the Fall and Spring semesters only.
14 days before accounts are scheduled for deletion, each affected account owner will receive email notification from UITS that their account is scheduled for deletion. It is the account owner's responsibility to manage his/her account responsibly, and to retain any required files on backup media.
In some cases, account owners may have valid reasons for retaining their accounts. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to:
If the account owner suspects that he/she received the account deletion email notification in error, they should contact the party listed in the email message immediately.
Occasionally, a student or employee may have had their account deleted and are in fact still eligible to retain the account. This sometimes occurs if the account owner has not read email messages for some time. Should this occur, contact UITS Account Administration. The account owner will be asked to provide sufficient documentation stating why he/she is still eligible for the account. Upon approval, the account will need to then be re-created, and a file restore performed if the account owner needs the old data files and email messages. Please note, however, that UITS cannot guarantee that all files will be restored.
Employees who are laid off will retain their accounts for one year from the first day layoff status was effective. Their account deletion date will vary.
This policy is subject to change without notice.
Date revised: June 30, 2003