Aggiemail services will be decommissioned for all USU students, faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni, summer citizens, and club accounts by May 30, 2022. We are here to answer your questions on Why, When, and What you need to do.
Why is Aggiemail going away?
Google has, for over a decade, provided unlimited storage and services free of charge to educational institutions. Thanks to this generosity, USU was able to provide Aggiemail access for personal account services, including free and unlimited use of Google Photos, Google Drive, and an @aggiemail.usu.edu email address, to students, faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni, and summer citizens who requested access.
On November 11, 2020, Google announced the elimination of unlimited high-quality photo storage on consumer “Gmail” accounts. On February 17, 2021 Google announced that they would no longer be providing unlimited storage services, globally, to educational institutions.
With these announcements, USU made the difficult decision to decommission all Aggiemail Google services by May 30, 2022.
When will all of this happen?
Aggiemail Google services will be permanently discontinued after May 30, 2022.
Formal notification will be sent on June 7, 2021 to Aggiemail emails and preferred email addresses documented in your USU profile at MyID.usu.edu. This provides approximately one year to take action. Reminder notifications will be sent to these addresses throughout the coming year.
- Quarterly reminders will be sent during 2021.
- Monthly reminders will begin in February 2022.
- Weekly reminders will begin in April 2022.
- All Aggiemail accounts and data will be deleted after May 30, 2022.
What do I need to do?
Update the email address associated with any services that use your Aggiemail email for subscriptions, logins, or email notifications to a different personal email address:
- Check and update any personal accounts anywhere you use your @aggiemail.usu.edu address, such as shopping, banking, music, or other services.
- Check and update USU email addresses at MyID.
If you don’t have a personal email account other than Aggiemail, consider creating a free personal Google Account.
Download data, photos, and email messages you want to keep using the instructions in the pages specific to your current role with the University:
For questions or additional assistance, contact the Service Desk.