Princeton Gmail available to all undergraduate classes
The migration of undergraduate student email to Princeton Gmail is complete. All undergraduate classes now have access to Princeton Gmail for their Princeton email, and Google Calendar and Google Docs apps.
Princeton Gmail available to ‘Class of 2015’ in October!
Beginning the week of October 1, students in the class of 2015 can join their classmates and move their Princeton email service to Princeton Gmail. Princeton Gmail is part of the new Google Apps at Princeton offering, which also includes Google Calendar and Google Docs apps.
OIT will be sending an email to the class of 2015 the last week of September. This email will provide important information and instructions for moving to Princeton Gmail. Project updates will also be posted to www.princeton.edu/studentapps.
Answers to questions about moving to Princeton Gmail for returning students
We have been anticipating the questions rising juniors and seniors may have about the move to Princeton Gmail and Google Apps at Princeton. We hope these answers will help.
Princeton Gmail for class of 2013 and 2014 beginning Aug 13
OIT and the USG are pleased to announce that Google Apps for Princeton will be available in August 2012 to the classes of 2013 and 2014. The suite will include Princeton Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. More apps to follow soon.
An email will be sent to rising juniors and seniors the week of August 13 with instructions on how to “flip the switch” to begin sending their Princeton email to their new Princeton Gmail accounts.
"Google at Princeton" accounts for incoming Class of 2016
Undergraduate students entering Princeton in the fall of 2012 have Google Apps accounts and access to Gmail and other Google Apps. Returning undergraduate classes will be migrated to the new Google Gmail beginning in August 2012. More information to come...
How we got here...
The Office of Information Technology and the USG partnered on a pilot program to assess Google Apps for Education (with Gmail and other Google products) and Microsoft Office 365 (with Exchange 2010, SharePoint, and MS Office applications like Word and Powerpoint) as possible replacements for Princeton's student email offering and more.
The pilot concluded in March and recommendations on how to proceed were formed in April. Articles published by the Daily Princetonian talk about the pilot and the new Gmail offering:
USG program evaluates Gmail, Office 365 as possible replacements for current webmail - (The Daily Princetonian, Feb. 21)
Student email to switch to Gmail beginning in August - (The Daily Princetonian, May 25)...