Expiration of CAEN Access

  • Access to CAEN computer lab services is validated periodically for continued eligibility.
  • Those who become ineligible for access are notified via email two weeks prior to the expiration of their access.
  • Individuals may retain their CAEN Access if their eligibility can be verified by authoritative University data sources.

Note: CAEN reserves the right to remove access at any time; based on U-M data for individuals whose affiliation to the College has ended; including an employee’s last day of employment.

CAEN Access Expiration Schedule

The CAEN Access expiration schedule for Winter 2024 is as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 31 – Initial warning messages regarding the expiration of CAEN Access are sent via email.
  • Tuesday, February 6 – Final warning messages are sent via email.
  • Tuesday, February 13 – CAEN Access expires at 11:59 p.m.

Retaining Your Access

If you receive an expiration warning message, and you believe an error has been made or you are otherwise still eligible, you must submit a request for continued access via the CAEN Access Validation request form (requires login with your U-M Google account). All requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Saving Files Before Your Access Expires

If you are no longer eligible for CAEN Access, you should retrieve the files stored in your CAEN Home Directory before your access expires. Your files will no longer be available to you, and all files stored there may be permanently deleted after the expiration period ends.

Downloading your files to a personal computer or other media may be available remotely. Refer to our knowledge base for instructions on using SFTP/SCP clients, or mounting your CAEN home directory via VPN using SMB/CIFS:

Your Other Computing Services at U-M

Only your CAEN Access is affected by the process described above.

Any other computing access or accounts you may have at the University (e.g. from ITS or ARC Great Lakes) are not affected. University-wide services such as Canvas access, Google Apps or Dropbox accounts, or U-M Library login access are also not affected.

Refer to the ITS page on Managing Your Digital Files and Information When You Leave U-M for assistance with the expiration of your other U-M computing services.