GSU Login ID Change (Removal of Hyphen)—FAQ
1. When will this change happen?
Answer: December 27, 2010, by 8 a.m.
- Why the change?
Answer: IDs with a hyphen are not common and are also not supported by the Colleague Student Management System, to which the university is currently moving.
- Will my old, hyphenated login ID still work after the change?
- Will the new login ID affect my logging in to my office computer?
Answer: Yes. However, the change will not affect access to your files and custom desktop configuration (e.g., icons, screen savers, wallpaper, and gadgets).
- Will I need to do anything to my office computer after December 27?
Answer: Yes. Log out and log back in to your computer using your new login ID.
- Will my email address change?
Answer: Yes. However, you will continue to be able to receive email messages sent to your old address.
- Will my email address on the main GSU website change?
Answer: Yes, but if you maintain a faculty website, you must make this change yourself.
- I use my email address as a login to my personal bank account. Will this change?
Answer: No. Login IDs used outside of GSU will NOT be affected. If you use a hyphened email address as a login to an outside web account, you will have to change that yourself. You may also decide not to change it if you prefer.
- Must I order new business cards?
Answer: No. Your old email address will still work for an undisclosed period of time. We recommend waiting until you need to reorder before changing it.
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