Resources and Info for Retirees

St. Lawrence official retirees may choose to keep their university network/email account. Those who choose to keep this account must submit a service request to schedule a consultation with IT.  Without this consultation, network and email accounts will expire 30 days from retirement date and cannot be reactivated unless employment status changes. 

St. Lawrence Network and Email Account
St. Lawrence Network and email accounts are to be used for university business only and continue adherence to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and University IT/Information Security Policies.  All personal business must be conducted with a personal email account.  IT will help retirees create and transition to a personal email account upon request.

It is often appropriate to setup an Out of Office Message to be sent in response to emails to your account.  The Out of Office Message will remain in effect even if you do not retain use of your SLU email account.  The message could be used to explain that you are no longer active in your position and where inquiries should be directed.  You may want to consult with a supervisor on the content of the message.

ODY Service Desk Support
The ODY Service Desk will continue to support faculty and staff with university network/email password and account related issues.  IT can assist with connecting to St. Lawrence resources such as VPN, SLU email, and network access.  For repair of other issues such as broken hardware, malfunctioning software, viruses, etc., IT can recommend other local support options. 

Library Resources
Retirees will continue to have access to all online library research databases as well as access to ODY and Launders Science Library.  Retired faculty members may borrow materials for a year and retired staff members may borrow materials for four weeks, with a generous renewal policy in place.  All retirees continue to have access to research assistance provided by librarians in-person, via email or via the telephone.  

Retirees will continue to have access to the facstaff listserv and the faculty listserv (faculty only).  There is also a retiree listserv available, the management of this listserv is undergoing some changes and information about who to contact to be added will be updated shortly.  

University Computer and Software
All university owned computers and peripheral devices will be retreived by IT upon retirement, this includes capital, operating, grant and gift funded technology.  The computer harddrives will be stored for 30 days after retirement before erasing all data.  Software installed with university licenses on personally owned computers must be uninstalled and personal licenses must be purchased by the owner of the computer.  This includes but is not limited to Microsoft Office and Adobe.

Emerti faculty continue to have access to SLU Public Printing Service and fees will be charged to their academic department.  Print services are available to retirees through Office Services for a fee, please email requests to

Network Storage
Faculty keeping their network login will continue to have access to their P Drive but will not have access to other network drive resources (Sakai, T and S Drives).