Computer Science and Engineering user accounts are usually created by the second or third day of classes. If your account is not available when you have an assignment due or a scheduled lab, see your class instructor or TA. Under special circumstances, a guest account may be provided until your own has been created.

Which students may have a CSE computer account?

  • Any student enrolled in a 200+ level Computer Science class in the current term
  • Except for CSE 231 and CSE 232, CSE account will not be created.
  • Any student actively pursuing a degree in CSE, CPE, or LBS/CSE, where 'actively pursuing a degree' means no more than 2 consecutive semesters without taking a 200+ level CSE class. Such students on co-op are considered special cases.
  • Research students sponsored by CSE faculty members
  • Graduate assistants in the CSE department

How long do Computer Science accounts remain active?

  • CSE, CPE and LBS/CSE majors keep their accounts as long as they are actively pursuing their degrees
  • Graduates with CSE, CPE, or LBS/CSE degrees keep their accounts for one semester after graduation
  • Other majors taking CSE classes lose their accounts immediately following the end of the class

How does my account get deleted?

  • Close to the end of the current semester you will receive email telling you that your account will disappear.
  • Around the scheduled deletion date your account will be disabled, and you will no longer be able to log in.
  • At the end of drops-and-adds your account will be deleted completely. No backup of your files will be made.

What steps should I take when I receive an account deletion notice?

  • If we have made a mistake, and you still have a right to keep your account, send mail to IMMEDIATELY, explaining your situation.
  • Notify people you correspond with that your email address <user name> will no longer be valid
  • Save any files you wish to keep (we don't keep backup copies of deleted accounts!).

Can a deleted account be re-opened?

  • No. Once an account has been deleted, it is gone for good. If your circumstances change and you again need a Computer Science account, a new one will be created for you.