Congratulations to the Class of 2011! As you get ready for finals, Commencement and your Senior Summer, plan ahead. Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Friday September 16. These include not just your Google email, but also Google Docs, Calendar, Sites and other Google services; files you have saved on the G:, H: and M: drives, and any personal Web pages. You will need to migrate any files you want out of these accounts before September 16.
For shared files, especially Google docs, you should transfer ownership to someone else. By making another person (who is not graduating) the owner, a Google doc can continue to be shared and edited after your account is deleted.
Here are simple instructions to move your Google mail to a different GMail account. Depending on how much mail you have, it can take several days - even a week - for the Google Mail Fetcher to migrate your messages. Don't wait until the last minute to begin migrating your data. Move it or lose it!