Friday, April 19, 2013

Graduating Seniors' Account Closure

Congratulations to Macalester's Class of 2013!  It may be hard to believe, but you will be making the transition from students to alumni in just a few weeks.  Plan ahead for what you'll do with your data.  Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Monday, September 16, 2013. These include not just your Google email, but also Google Drive files, 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, 2013.

For shared files, especially in Google Drive, you should transfer ownership to someone else. By making another person (who is not graduating) the owner, a Google shared file can continue to be used and edited after your account is deleted.

You will continue to receive all-campus and all-student email postings until your account is closed. Full details and instructions on all services and what you need to do are posted on ITS' Graduates Techlist.

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!

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