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Email Accounts for Graduating Students of 2015

Free Email Accounts for HKU Graduates

Students’ HKU Portal account will expire upon graduation; but they can continue using the email service provided by the University.  All graduating students will be notified by email in the next few months about the expiry of their HKU Portal accounts; and things that they need to know regarding their HKU Connect graduate email accounts. 

There will be no change to students’ email accounts after graduation.  The only difference in this regard is that the simplified email address UID@hku.hk, the simplified email alias alias@hku.hk (if one is set up) and the email auto-forwarding rule from UID@hku.hk to UID@connect.hku.hk will become invalid.  Students may continue using UID@connect.hku.hk and alias@connect.hku.hk after graduation.

All students are reminded, where applicable, to notify friends and acquaintances the change of email address from UID@hku.hk to UID@connect.hku.hk and cancel all mailing list subscriptions prior to the expiry of the HKU Portal account.

How about the Network Service?

Access to the HKU campus network, WiFi networks (i.e. "HKU", "Universities WiFi", "eduroam", "Universities via CSL", "Universities via Y5ZONE") and HKU VPN (Virtual Private Network) will no longer be available for graduates. When visiting the University, they may use “Wi-Fi.HK via HKU” service for making connection to the campus network.

How about the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus?

Graduating students please be advised that their right to use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus offered under the Microsoft Student Advantage (MSSA) program will expire on the same date as their HKU Portal account.  The Microsoft Office products installed on their PCs, Macs and mobile devices under the said program will be deactivated and they will see a product deactivated message when they try using these products after the expiry date.  Students may consider purchasing the Microsoft Office products if they wish to continue using them after leaving the University.


Victor Chan
User Services Team
Tel: 3917 5303
Email: chvchan@hku.hk