Crimson Google Account Service Ends May 16

  • April 14th, 2022

After the Spring 2022 Semester, Crimson Google accounts will no longer be available to UA students and alumni.

Crimson Google accounts were offered to UA students enrolled between May 2009 and May 2021. In May 2021, Microsoft became the email service provider for UA students. All students who first enrolled in courses in May 2021 or later do not have Crimson Google accounts and are not impacted by this change.

All content must go!

Students and alumni with Crimson Google accounts must export or migrate any content from their Google account that they wish to keep. OIT recommends that current students use the Microsoft Mover tool to migrate Google Drive content to Microsoft OneDrive.

Alumni should export content to a personal storage platform. Microsoft offers a discounted Microsoft 365 subscription to UA graduates; visit the Microsoft 365 website for more information.

Crimson Google account holders should also review Google photos, Google calendars and all other Google apps for content. All content remaining in Crimson Google accounts will be deleted on May 16.

Review login options.

Additionally, individuals who use Crimson Google accounts as a sign-in to third-party websites and applications will need to change how they access those accounts.

Act to keep content!

Unlike the May 2021 email migration, OIT will not be migrating Google content. Individuals are responsible for exporting or migrating all content they wish to keep.

Faculty and staff who share content with students using Google Drive should also transition to using OneDrive.

See more information, and step-by-step guides for moving content, on the OIT website.

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