EPD - EPD Essentials - EPD Alumni Resources & Information
All graduates of the Master of Engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are granted certain access and benefits after graduation.
Todo List for Graduating UW-Madison/EPD Students
Further Information about UW NetID Access, myUW, and other UW Systems Access
However, shortly after you graduate, you will lose access to some UW systems (i.e., UWBox, OneDrive, Campus Software Library, UW Libraries, etc.) The knowledge base pages under the todo list above provide important information in this regard.
It is best to update your contact information in myUW portal when you graduate and before your full service deactivations begin. However, alumni can use the links below to maintain their NetID and access.
If you are an EPD alumni who:
1) graduated before 2014,
2) and none of the recovery tools worked for you,
2) and/or you no longer have an active UW NetID,
EPD Community & Support Site
As a UW/EPD alumni, you will continue to have access the EPD Community & Support site. Alumni are encouraged to keep their profile up to date so you can stay connected with fellow alumni, students and the department. Alumni connected through the Community site will be able to receive occasional professional development opportunities, and UW-Madison community information.
For alumni prior to Fall 2014 who have not yet requested a UW NetID from us, please read how to obtain a UW NetID to regain access to the EPD Community & Support site, and to other UW-Madison alumni resources from the EPD - Tech Transitions page.
UW-Madison Learning Management System (LMS) Course Materials
The material maintained in the learning management system is available for approximately six months after the course has concluded, or at the instructor's discretion, which ever is sooner. Please be sure to copy any course files you would like to save onto your personal computer for permanent access BEFORE you lose access to the course site. Read our document for help with archiving your course materials. UW-Madison Alumni Association
UW-Madison College of Engineering Alumni Relations
After graduation, there are a combination of options, but none of them give full access to the library resources that students have. Most of the database licenses are restricted to only registered students (and staff). After graduation, some UW library access will expire, but continue reading to learn about library resources available to UW-Madison alumni.
UW Alumni Database Access
Those who join the Wisconsin Alumni Association will have access to a few databases for which EPD has signed special licenses: Proquest Research Library and ABI Inform. These are both very useful databases, but if looking for Engineering Village, IEEEXplore, or Knovel, they will not be found.
Most Wisconsin residents have access to BadgerLink through the public library system. Other states have similar programs. Again, Engineering Village or IEEEXplore will not be found.
Interlibrary loan of books are also available through the public libraries. They can lend books through the same system as UW-Madison libraries. The WorldCat database can be used to identify what is available.
Live Near a University?
People who live near a university campus may be able to visit the library and use their databases. Do not hesitate to talk to librarians and ask them what is available. Universities have benefits for local communities. For example, local residents in Madison can borrow books from any UW-Madison campus library when they purchase an annual $30 card.
An important option for alumni is fee-based library services. Wisconsin TechSearch is a fee-based service on the campus that has clients all over the U.S. Those clients are businesses that do not have their own library. They will often link users to publishers websites where the articles can be purchased. Time is money, and Wisconsin TechSearch can save a lot of time.