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SAIC has been using Google Workspace for Education since 2008. Google has announced significant changes to the services they provide to the School and museum. Previously, Google provided higher education institutions, including ours, with unlimited pooled storage for these services. This will soon change as Google is ending unlimited storage for institutions. Because of this decision by Google, the School and museum will be forced to deactivate all alum Google accounts (including access to all content in Gmail, Google Drive, Contacts, etc.) and set storage limits for current students, faculty, and staff. In order to continue using an SAIC-affiliated email address, all alums will have the option to use DUOCircle (, an email forwarding service, to share an SAIC-related email address that forwards messages directly to a personal email account of your choice. Note, the forwarding service does not forward or store any content from your former SAIC email account. That account will be permanently closed. To make use of the new forwarding service, alums must designate a non-SAIC email address as their primary address for DUOCircle’s purposes.

Graduating students will retain their student Google accounts for one year after graduation. Accounts will close on June 30 of the year following their graduation year. For example, if your degree was conferred in June 2022, your Google account will close on June 30, 2023. *August and December graduates will retain their accounts for one year after the commencement following their degree completion. For example, a December 2022 graduate will retain their account until June 30, 2024. 

All alums should review the information and important next steps below.

For any questions, please email

Next Steps

Update Your Contact Info

Use the form linked below to update your contact information with SAIC Alumni Engagement to maintain regular communications with your alma mater.

Transfer Your Data

If you have data, files, and information you want to save, you can use Google Takeout to export files or Google Transfer to move data from your SAIC Gmail account to a personal Gmail account.

Export Content from Canvas

If you have course materials or files you want to save from your SAIC Canvas account, be sure to log into and download content before August 15, 2022.

Update External Services and Platforms

If you have used your email account to sign up for external services or accounts, be sure to update  them with your new email address. Most platforms will allow you to update this information easily.  If you don’t see an option to change your contact information, we recommend you reach out to their customer support and ask them to update your email address.

CAPX Resources

The CAPX (Career and Professional Experience) office is a resource to alums for life. To ensure you have continued access to our services, please update your email address on Handshake. Once your email is deactivated on August 15, you will no longer be able to log into Handshake using your SAIC account credentials. Find out how to update your email address below

Create an Automated Response Email

Optional—create an automated response email in your account to inform your contacts of your new email address.

Use the Alum Email Forwarding Service

This service provides alums with an SAIC-related address which will forward to a personal email account. 

Learn More in the FAQs

To make this transition as easy as possible, please read the frequently asked questions to get a better understanding of how this change impacts you and what next steps to take.

Review Previous Memos Sent to All Alums

Missed our email notices about this transition? You’ll find links to our previous memos below.

August 11, 2022 Memo -- Final Reminder

July 28, 2022 Memo

July 15, 2022 Memo

June 30, 2022 Memo

March 8, 2022 Memo