/ Computing and Information Technology

Graduating Students

Email accounts are provided for current Hope College students only. When you graduate or withdraw, your account expires. Unfortunately, we cannot provide accounts to non-students, even for a fee.

New Email Accounts

Most students prefer to use a preexisting Google Account (or create a new Google Account) upon graduation. This free account includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and lots more.

Transferring 1Hope Content

It's very easy to move over your existing 1Hope emails and Drive files to your personal Google Account.

Transferring 1Hope Gmail and Drive to a personal account 

Moving your contacts over is a slightly different process. You'll need to export all of your 1Hope contacts into a file to download, and then import that file into your personal Gmail's contacts.

How to export and import your 1Hope contacts 

You can set up forwarding now so messages automatically arrive at your new email address. Messages will continue to arrive until your account is deleted.

Automatically forward 1Hope emails 

Other Accounts

Don't forget that you may have signed up for other accounts using your 1Hope email address. Be sure to check Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, banking, etc. to make sure that you're using your new email address.

1Hope Account Deletion

Accounts are deleted shortly after the start of the next term after a student leaves. For example, if you graduate in May, your accounts will be deleted in the Fall. This also applies to students who are withdrawing from Hope — even on a temporary basis. If you were to re-enroll in classes, new accounts will be created when you return. If your account is slated for deletion, you will receive an e-mail from CIT several weeks in advance so that you may transfer your messages to a new account.

Even if you're walking in the graduation ceremony, but will be taking classes this summer or next semester, your accounts with Hope College will remain active until you stop taking classes. If your name appears on upcoming enrollment reports, you will continue to have an e-mail account.

If you are not graduating from Hope and are actively enrolled in classes for May Term, June Term, Summer Term or the subsequent spring/fall semester, your accounts will not be deleted.