How can I save my data and files? Can I start making changes to my account now?

What individual plans does Google offer?

Why are these changes happening?

  • Google no longer offers free unlimited storage to universities. New pricing structures Google introduced in 2021 for universities and colleges would make Cornell responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra charges every year to maintain alumni accounts.

    The cost for each individual to maintain their own Google account is significantly lower (most would be free or as low as $1.99 per month for an individual). If Cornell continued to bear these costs for all alumni, it would take away essential funding from university priorities.

Can funds to preserve services be drawn from money I already pay Cornell, or sourced from other accounts?

  • Unfortunately, no. This would take away important funding from other university priorities. Individuals are able to acquire Google services at a much lower cost than universities.

Are Google services going away for faculty, staff, and students, too?

  • No, these services are not going away for faculty, staff, and students. Those populations are fairly constant in size, and the services are used directly in support of the university's academic and research missions. We will apply a storage cap to these accounts. You can learn more about the changes for faculty, staff, and students from CIT.

How can I request a Cornell Microsoft Office 365 email account?

  • You can request an account here. You'll need to log in with your Net ID to complete the process.

    Accounts for new alumni will be offered in Microsoft instead of Gmail moving forward, starting with students who graduate in December 2022.

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