Before You Leave UWM

While at UWM, you used your ePantherACCOUNT to access many services. If you will be leaving UWM in the near future, there are factors related to your ePantherACCOUNT that you should consider, described below, but we can’t emphasize enough that your data will leave our systems when you leave UWM unless you do something to maintain it. Read on:

  • Your UWM email address will not remain active after you leave UWM. Your email address will be inactivated if you have not registered for classes during the past two full semesters (fall and spring), are no longer employed by or hold a sponsored affiliation with UWM.  NOTE: If you are retiring from UWM, please review information below regarding additional privileges that may be available.
  • You should establish an alternate email address or make other arrangements to notify individuals who use your UWM email address to contact you. This would include use of your UWM email address on resumes, research papers or other collaborations.
  • Data that you have stored in various IT services such as OneDrive, D2L, UWM Survey Instrument or other services, will no longer be accessible. Make arrangements to move your data and files that you want to save to alternate storage.
  • Employees should make arrangements to transfer data associated with University business to an appropriate employee authorized to access the data.
  • Employees with administrative access to services such as PAWS, HRS, Office365, pantherLIST, or other IT services should work with supervisors to ensure access is properly updated.
  • Employees with PAWS administrative access (e.g. transcript printing, records inquiry or other administrative access ) should email “” with their last date of employment to ensure access is properly updated.
  • In advance of their departures, employees and their supervisors/departments should consult:
  • For students, a records retention policy controls the removal of data from UWM IT systems.

One may also consult our ePantherAccount deprovisioning area for further information about that process.

Retiring faculty and staff will want to review Information available from the Secretary of the University Policies & Procedures site regarding privileges of continued access to campus IT services, including Office365:

Alumni who would like to continue using a UWM-affiliated email account may be eligible for a free UWM Alumni Gmail account. Note this is not a continuation of your Office365 account; it is a new email account. For more information, visit the UWM Alumni Association website.