Thursday, April 9, 2015

Graduating Seniors: Your Macalester Accounts

Seniors, in just a few weeks you'll accept your Macalester diplomas and become proud alumni, class of 2015!  Really, it's just around the corner.  Begin planning now to migrate your data out of your Macalester accounts.  Depending on how much mail you have, it can take several days — even a week — to migrate your Google files. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin migrating your data. Move it or lose it!

Your Macalester electronic accounts will be disabled on Friday, September 11, 2015. 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 11, 2015.

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 @macalester.edu accounts expire, update your contact information in MacDirect, the online alumni directory! It's the easiest way to stay connected to Macalester after you graduate.  You can choose whether or not you'd like to receive the alumni newsletter and magazine, or get updates on Mac events in your region - it's all up to you. Alumni and students utilize the database for networking and career conversations, and academic departments and professors rely on it to connect with former students. Visit http://www.macalester.edu/alumni/macdirect/ and stay in touch!

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, helpdesk@macalester.edu.

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