Similar for uchicago. We used to have @alumni.uchicago.edu as a forward
for life but a few years ago jointly decided with Alumni Relations and
Development to drop the alumni subdomain. Perhaps of greater concern
than the complications of alums "coming back", the transition by a
graduating student from a @uchicago.edu to an @alumni.uchicago.edu
address required them to take a step and some didn't take it. That
undermines the value of being able to keep in touch.
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Information Technology Services
University of Chicago
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On 3/2/2011 3:25 PM, michele mueller wrote:
> We currently use the same domain (@bc.edu) when our students graduate to
> alumni. That was a decision that both the IT and University Advancement
> departments agreed upon back in 1999; which is when we provided a
> portal for Alumni.
> Since alumni can come back with other roles, such as faculty, staff or
> even a student, it was decided this was the least confusing option for
> Steven Carmody wrote:
>> Brown has made a decision to provide "email for life" to students and
>> alumns. People will keep the same "left hand side" as they transition
>> from being a student to being an alum.
>> There's now a discussion underway about which domain to use -- some
>> people would prefer that we use something like alumnae.brown.edu
>> (clearly indicating the type of relationship, and perhaps reducing
>> liability somewhat); others would like to keep alumns in the brown.edu
>> domain after they graduate.
>> I know that some schools put email for incoming students into a
>> students.school.edu domain, and perhaps keep them there as they become
>> alumns. That's another possibility.
>> I'm interested in the experience from other schools that keep alumns in
>> the main domain -- how has that worked for you ? Any issues or concerns ?
>> Contact me off list, if this seems like its going to fill the list with
>> too much clutter.
>> Thanks in advance!