To make a smooth transition from student to Macalester alum, review the information about the lifespan of your Mac email, docs, stored files, and other Google Apps accounts.

Keep the data you’ve accumulated as a student

Your Macalester accounts, including Google Apps, 1600grand, Moodle, etc., will be disabled as of October 1, 2017. If you have email and data in your Macalester Google Apps account or files stored in your personal folder that you want to save, make sure you retrieve them before your accounts are closed by following the steps in the ITS Graduates Techlist.

Technology Checklist for Graduating Seniors

✓ Move files away from Google Drive

Use Google’s Takeout tool to create and download an archive of the Google Docs you own and take them with you wherever you go.
migrate data away from Google Apps | download your data: FAQ |

✓ Transfer the Ownership of Google Drive Docs, Folders and Files to another Macalester account

IMPORTANT: You must change the owner of each individual Google Drive file, changing the ownership of a folder does not change the ownership of the files stored within. Before changing the owner of Google Drive documents to another Macalester account, be sure to archive or copy any documents you want to keep. Google Drive documents will be deleted when your account is deleted. Student workers, you should transfer the ownership to a departmental account to make sure it continues to exist after you leave.
transfer Google Docs ownership | share a non-Macalester Gmail account as doc owner |

✓ Forward your email to another account

Email will be forwarded until your account is closed. Existing email will not be forwarded.
forwarding instructions |

✓ Copy Macalester email to your personal Gmail account

IMPORTANT: It can take up to a week to migrate all your mail, so don’t wait to start moving it! Use Google’s Mail Fetcher tool or Google Takeout to copy your existing email to another Gmail account.
Mail Fetcher instructions | Google Takeout |

✓ Take your contacts, too!

Export your contacts to Google CSV format for importing into a another email account.
export contacts | import contacts | Google Takeout |

✓ Share Google Sites ownership with another account

Share the ownership of your Google Sites with another Google account–it doesn’t have to be a Macalester account–otherwise the Site will be deleted when your account is deleted.
Share your site with other people |

✓ Transfer ownership of blog

The short answer is that you can do this by making the blog in question a team blog, with two members, then removing the original team member.
move a blog between accounts |

✓ Take an archive of Google+ stream, Maps, YouTube, and more

Create an archive with your data from Google products including Google+ Stream, Maps, YouTube and more.
Google Takeout |

✓ Move any personal files away from H drive

Copy any personal files from the your H Drive to another medium, including a flash drive, external hard drive, or cloud storage. Any files left in your H Drive will be deleted. | smb://
connect to H Drive |

✓ Download any Moodle documents you want to keep

Download any Moodle assignments you want to keep before your Moodle account closes.
moodle |

✓ Print your unofficial transcript

Print your unofficial transcript before your 1600grand account closes.
print your unofficial transcript |

✓ Macalester College will send you an official PDF transcript, download and keep it

Soon after Commencement, you will receive an email from, Macalester’s designated agent for the electronic delivery of your official transcript. Follow the instructions in the email provided, before the offer expires, to properly validate and save the PDF for future use.

✓ Keep in touch

Join MacDirect, Macalester’s online alumni community. Update your email address by editing your Contact tab. While you’re there, update your mailing address and phone number too. You can also email contact info updates to
MacDirect | |

✓ Read email from campus distribution lists

Email posts from campus distribution lists, including and, will continue to be sent to your Macalester account until it closes.