A summary of what we know to date...
-Student's GAE (Google Apps for Education) accounts will move from the g.risd.edu domain into the risd.edu domain at Google over the December holiday break
-Students will have access to mail.risd.edu starting January 4, 2011
-All currently enrolled students in the g.risd.edu domain will be affected-During the migration, students will continue to have access to their @g.risd.edu email
-Does not impact students currently in the risd.edu domain or Alumni
What are the next steps...what should I do to prepare myself for this move?
OIT recommends students create an auto-reply informing all contacts they will have a new email address as of January 4, 2011 (email@example.com).
Students should be aware the migration will move email messages only. Following the move, January 4, 2001, students may export their calendar, contacts, and sites. The export process for each feature is both tested and well documented on our gae.risd.edu website (link).
The feature without an export solution is the filters. Those students using Google filters will need to re-create the filters in the new risd.edu environment.
In order for OIT to maintain student access during the migration, students will experience some redundancies of email message in their inbox. During the migration process, student email will be moved from g.risd.edu to risd.edu. Therefore, from the time the migration starts (December 27 - 30) and until new account access is available (January 4, 2010) any changes a student makes in g.risd.edu environment will need to be re-done in the new risd.eduenvironment.
Questions or Concerns?
There is a student FAQ section available here or contact the Help Desk at 454-6106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.