New "Google Apps at Princeton" for undergraduate students
Princeton University is going Google. "Google Apps at Princeton" to be exact, and it's especially for Princeton undergraduate students.
New for the 2012-13 academic year, incoming undergraduate students were offered "Google Apps at Princeton" accounts upon matriculation into Princeton. The classes of 2013 and 2014 were offered the service in August. And, plans are underway to offer the new service to the Class of 2015 beginning in October.
With these accounts, undergraduate students get Princeton Gmail service and access to Google Calendar and Google Docs apps. This is a start; more apps will be coming in the next several months. Students will also have an opportunity to select Microsoft Exchange, if they choose.
Princeton Gmail is not the same as a standard Gmail account. We'd even like to think that it's better and this is why:
Princeton email addresses.
Student email addresses will continue to be netID@princeton.edu.
Student email issues are our problem.
Princeton Gmail is fully supported by Princeton's OIT support resources, so a student's problem is OIT's problem. Assistance by phone, email and chat is available any time of day or night at 8-HELP, email@example.com, or chat from www.princeton.edu/oit.
Larger quota. Bigger attachments.
With Princeton Gmail, students may just have to say goodbye to "your over quota" messages. Princeton Gmail includes 25GB of quota. That's 25 times more room for mail than with traditional Princeton email Students can speak volumes and send away! Princeton Gmail also manages attachments up to 25MB in size.
Princeton addresses at your fingertips.
Princeton's online directory works with Princeton Gmail. This means instant help with the email address for any student, faculty, or staff at Princeton. Department email addresses are included, too. Just start typing the name and there will be choices.
Princeton Gmail has no advertising. It's just you and your mail.
Students can easily share documents with other students using their @princeton.edu accounts.
OIT will be available at the Frist Open House and other planned events to help answer any questions students might have about Gmail. More information about "Google Apps at Princeton," is also available online at www.princeton.edu/studentapps.
Graduate students, faculty, and staff will continue to use Microsoft Exchange. In late fall, OIT will begin evaluating Microsoft Office 365, the upgraded Microsoft cloud-based platform, for faculty, staff, and graduate students (and for undergraduate students as an alternative option to Google Apps at Princeton.)