Monday, March 31, 2014

Graduating Seniors: Migrate Your Data

Seniors, in just a few weeks you'll accept your Macalester diploma and become a proud alumnus, class of 2014!  Really, it's just around the corner.  Begin planning now to migrate your data out of your Macalester accounts. 

Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Friday, September 12, 2014. 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 on Macalester's server. You will need to migrate any files you want out of these accounts before September 12, 2014.  This deadline is the same for both December 2013 and May 2014 graduates.

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.

Before your accounts expire, update your email address in MacDirect! MacDirect is our online alumni database that makes it crazy easy to update your contact information with the college. If we have your current contact info, we can tell you about Mac events happening in your area and send you the Macalester Today alumni magazine.

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.  If you would like assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (651) 696-6525 or

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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