Still using Gmail?
All remaining Gmail accounts will be moved to Microsoft 365 on December 21, 2023.

Microsoft 365 is now OSU's official email platform.

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Benefits of Microsoft 365

Prior to Summer 2023, students used Google while faculty and staff used Microsoft 365. Unifying our email platform to Microsoft 365 provides valuable benefits, including:  

  • Stronger cyber security. Microsoft 365 offers a better ability to track and block malicious activity and better protect your privacy and personal information. 

  • Centralized collaboration and calendaring. Integrating students into Microsoft 365 simplifies scheduling and collaboration with OSU faculty and staff.  

  • Better mail delivery. Exchange prevents important emails, especially those between OSU faculty and students, from going to spam or junk. 


When is my email moving?

All remaining Gmail accounts will be moving to Microsoft 365 on Thursday, December 21, 2023. This date was scheduled to minimize disruptions and consider OSU's course and organizational schedules.

This upcoming move includes a limited number of OSU community members still using Gmail, including students, faculty and staff.

Your message history, contacts, and calendar items will all move to Microsoft 365.

If you already use Microsoft 365, but still have messages in your OSU Gmail account, your email messages will move from Gmail to Microsoft 365 on December 21.



Will my email address stay the same?
Yes. Your email address will stay the same so there is no worry about missed messages. Your message history, contacts, and calendar items will all be moved to Microsoft 365.

Is Google Workspace going away?
While your email will no longer be in Gmail, other Google Workspace apps including Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides will continue to be available.

Can I still access Gmail after my email moves to Microsoft 365?
No, you will not be able to access your OSU Gmail account or Google Calendar. After the move to Microsoft 365, OSU Google Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts will be disabled.

How will I access to my email after it's moved to Microsoft 365?
Microsoft Outlook the recommended email application. Outlook is available on the web, desktop, and mobile devices.

Setup instructions are available to use Outlook on your desktop and mobile devices. 

Microsoft Outlook 

What resources are available to learn Microsoft 365 and Outlook?

Get going quickly and easily with Microsoft 365 training center getting started videos and quick start guides, including dedicated Outlook training.

Microsoft 365 apps are available on the web without installing anything to your device, along with dedicated apps available for any device. 

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-powered productivity platform that includes apps like Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and so much more.

  • Outlook: Manage emails, calendars, and contacts efficiently, supporting communication among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Teams: Get more done from virtually anywhere with scheduling, meetings, & chats.
  • OneDrive: Save, edit, and share your photos, videos, and files wherever you go.

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