Services for Former Account Holders

Different types of OU accounts expire after different amounts of time, per OU’s account expiration policy. For information about specific types of accounts and their expiration dates, please see the Account Expiration Policy article.

The list below includes instructions on how former account holders may be able to continue to utilize some services that were available to them while affiliated with OU. 


Resources For Former OU Account Holders

Bursar Payments
Former students who have been logging into ONE with their OUNetID to make Bursar payments will lose that ability. To continue making payments online, these individuals will need to set themselves up as an “authorized user” using a non-OU email address. This must be done prior to deletion of the OUNetID. For instructions on setting up an authorized user, please see
this article. Payments may also be made in person with check, cashier's check, or money order at the Student Financial Center dropbox in Buchanan Hall.

LinkedIn Learning Access

LinkedIn Learning is licensed for current OU faculty, staff and students only. Depending on one's current location and local offerings, one may be able to continue to utilize these services in a different format.

Some of the and LinkedIn content is available through many public library systems. Norman Public Library does not provide access to the content, but the OKC Metropolitan Library System (MLS) does. More information is located here. MLS offers a reciprocal library card to users who live or work in a few surrounding counties, including Cleveland County. More information about reciprocal accounts can be found at the MLS site

Research Databases Access
OU's Research Databases are licensed for current OU faculty, staff and students only. Depending on the user's current location and local offerings, they may be able to continue to utilize these services in a different format.

To access research databases, Bizzell will issue temporary guest IDs for users to access databases while in the library. Unfortunately, remote access is not available. A list of the OU Library System alumni offerings can be found here.

A list of available databases offered through the Metropolitan Library System is located here. Other local libraries (including the Pioneer Library System in Norman) may also have access to some databases.

Handshake Access

Handshake is a career management platform that connects one to relevant job opportunities based on their profile, interests, and search activity. Any alumnus of the University of Oklahoma must have an email address to create/reactivate a Handshake account. Instructions for setting up your new email account can be found here. Once you have your new email address, please email with your new email address and request to have your Handshake account reinstated. Please provide the year you graduated as well as the first and last name you had while a student at OU. If you remember your student ID or OU OUNetID, that is helpful as well. If you have never used Handshake before, please follow the instructions here to create an account. Questions about this process should be directed to Career Services.

OU Create Access

OU Create allows current OU faculty, staff, and students a platform for creating a personal website. To access this content, the individual must be an active OUNetID account holder. If one is no longer an account holder and needs to access their content, they should contact  and request assistance with retrieving their website data.


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