Faculty & Staff Migration to Google Apps for Education (Gmail)

Who: All Faculty and Staff

What: A migration of campus email and calendaring systems to Google Apps for Education (Gmail).

When: Faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to migrate to Gmail beginning August 10, 2015. Final conversion to the Gmail platform will occur on September 21, 2015.

Details: The Office of Information Technology will be migrating campus email and calendaring systems from our current solution, Microsoft Exchange, to Google Apps for Education (Gmail). Google Apps provides a new feature rich email client, unlimited storage capacity and a suite of tools allowing additional collaborative opportunities.  Beginning Monday, August 10, faculty and staff may move to Gmail by contacting the IT HelpDesk. Faculty and staff will have a 6 week window to migrate at their convenience, prior to September 21, 2015.

Please note: your email address will not change and all of your email, calendar entries, contacts and aliases will be migrated to Gmail for you!

Before you can access your Google Apps account you must first reset your Active Directory (AD) password. You can find instructions for changing your password in the OIT Knowledge base here: http://confluence.clarkson.edu/x/toG5. To learn how to access your Gmail or Drive account please visit: http://confluence.clarkson.edu/x/IIG5.

OIT will be holding drop in hours to provide members of the campus community with answers to specific questions, or a tutorial on using Gmail or Drive. Please join us on Monday, August 17 in CAMP 172 from 9am – 11am or on Wednesday, August 19 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm in New Snell 241. Additional drop in hours will be scheduled in September closer to the final transition date.

Please contact the IT HelpDesk with any questions or problems at 315-268-4357 or helpdesk@clarkson.edu. The IT HelpDesk is located in CAMP 171A and is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.