Over Thanksgiving break, IT will be migrating all Gmail e-mail accounts to the Office 365 platform. This migration only affects e-mail. Access to other Google applications including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and other Google content will not be affected.
Currently Gmail is primarily used by students and Office 365 (Outlook) is primarily used by employees. Employees also have Gmail accounts, but most go unused. This migration should not affect employees that do not currently use their campus Gmail account.
Once the migration starts, e-mails that get sent to your campus Gmail account will be automatically forwarded to your Office 365 account, and any existing e-mails in campus Gmail accounts will be moved to Office 365 accounts. All campus e-mail addresses will be email@example.com. E-mails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be delivered to email@example.com. You can continue using Gmail until the November 21st cutover described below.
- November 1st: Student Gmail e-mails synchronize to Office 365. This will not be visible to the student and students should continue to use their Gmail account during the migration. On November 21st, all student Gmail e-mails will be completely synced to their Office 365 inbox and students can begin using their Office 365 mailboxes exclusively.
- November 21st: Access to campus Gmail disabled. All campus e-mail should be accessed via outlook.com/csuchico.edu or by configuring an Office 365 e-mail client.
More information about the campus e-mail migration is available at the Wildcat Mail Migration website.