Changes to Unlimited Storage
In February 2021, Google announced that they are ending unlimited storage for Google Workspace for Education users, the system that CalArts utilizes across our community, in July 2022. Unfortunately, this is part of an ongoing trend toward eliminating free storage across the industry.
For alumnx who use a firstname.lastname@example.org email, the email account will not be going away. You will be able to retain and continue to use the email after July 2022. However, Google’s limits on storage mean that we have to prioritize the storage needs of our current students. As a result, the storage services associated with your account (Drive, Photos, Docs, etc) will be eliminated, and storage for email will likely be restricted as well.
Google Drive Update (9/28/22): Due to Google’s imposition of a new storage limit to their services all alumnx drive files and photos will be deleted on December 5, 2022. This includes all files associated with Google Drive like Google Doc, Sheets, Slides, Shared Drives, Photos, and media files. If you have not taken the necessary measures to download your files it is imperative that you contact CalArts IT at email@example.com as soon as possible. CalArts IT will not be able to recover any files after the deadline.
Follow the steps below to gain access to your alumnx drive to download any remaining files:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and graduation year.
- IT will provide you with a 2-week window to download all your files.
- Download all the files you wish to keep.
- Download before the December 5, 2022 deadline or you will lose all remaining files.