Account Deactivation Schedule - Students

Access to university resources is removed or adjusted following the Academic Computer Use Policy and the Student and Employee Computer Use Policy.

Student PirateID accounts are active as long as the student is enrolled. ECU deactivates a student's account when that student is not enrolled for the current semester and also meets at least one of the following conditions:

  • The student does not have an active incomplete
  • The student has not graduated from ECU
  • The student has not taken a class for credit as a degree-seeking student
  • The student is not in good academic standing (ex., academic suspension)
  • If the student is not enrolled for two consecutive semesters (fall or spring semesters only), the PirateID is deleted
  • Students receive an email prior to deactivation with instructions on saving all account information prior to deactivation

Undergraduate students

If you are not enrolled for one or more semesters (except summer session), you must apply for readmission. For more information contact ECU Admissions at 252.328.6640 or visit the undergraduate website.

Graduate students

You must register for at least one credit hour each semester (except summer session) until all degree requirements are complete (e.g., thesis, professional paper, internship, etc.). If there is a break in enrollment, you are required to apply for readmission. For more information contact your graduate program director or the graduate admissions department. Upon graduation, a student's PirateID/email account is automatically moved to the alumni email system.

Alumni email

A student email address is automatically migrated to the alumni Office 365 domain one semester after graduation. This is the only ECU system where you continue to use your ECU PirateID and passphrase after graduation.

  • The email address changes from to
  • All messages automatically migrate to the new @ address
  • Any messages sent to the graduate's former student address are automatically forwarded to the new alumni address
  • Alumni are not able to send email from the old student address
  • Alumni log in from the interface using their student PirateID/passphrase
  • Alumni are required to change their passphrase every 90 days through the Pirate through the Passphrase Maintenance website
  • Alumni keep the same 1TB OneDrive cloud storage folder, so there's no need to move stored documents
  • Documents in the OneDrive folder are read only as the ECU Office 365 Microsoft Office license expires
  • This process is automatic EXCEPT that the mobile account must be reconfigured
  • Graduates receive an email reminder to reconfigure mobile devices to the new address


Article ID: 67362
Fri 10/18/19 3:26 PM
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