Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Transition your Faculty/Staff Services

When leaving Carnegie Mellon University or transitioning to a new relationship with the School of Computer Science (due to retirement, moving to other organizations on campus, etc.), you will receive an email indicating your access to SCS services is changing. This change process is called de-provisioning. 

Use the guide below as you transition the services associated with your SCS account, including your AFS file storage, personal web pages and other SCS computing-related services to new services and storage locations.


  • Your email alias will be disabled and you will no longer receive email sent to this email address.
  • You will need to export your email to an external email account of your choice.

AFS (Andrew File System)

  • Delete any files that you do not want to be retained in the volume.
  • Use a secure FTP program to move files to your personal computer's hard drive, removable media or another storage location
  • If you do not move your files, you will not have the ability to access them from their current location in AFS.

Website (

  • If you have a personal web page in AFS that is served by the main SCS web servers, you can have that page redirected to your new hosting site by submitting an SCS URL Forwarding request to redirect your current URL to the new URL that you provide.
  • If you do not redirect your website you will not have the ability to make edits or additions to the existing site in its current location in AFS.