OSU student email has moved from Google to Microsoft 365.

As of September 2023, Microsoft 365 is the official university email for all OSU students.

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Benefits of Microsoft 365

Prior to this move, students used Google while faculty and staff use Microsoft 365. Moving student email to Microsoft 365 provides valuable benefits, including:  

  • Keep your email address. Your email address will stay the same so there are no worries about missed messages. 

  • 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 student email moving?

Student email was moved to Microsoft 365 over the summer. The moves were scheduled to minimize disruptions and consider course schedule and summer term enrollment. Your message history, contacts, and calendar items were all moved to Microsoft 365. Students admitted to OSU after November 1, 2022, already use Microsoft 365 email.

Notification of your move date was sent on June 8. Moves were based on summer session enrollment as of June 1 to minimize disruptions.

  • Students not enrolled in summer sessions moved on June 29.
  • Students enrolled in summer sessions 2, 3, 4, or 6 moved on September 1.
  • Students enrolled in summer sessions 1 or 5 moved September 20.

Additional move dates may be assigned to address any remaining email accounts. If you currently use Gmail and you have not been scheduled to move, please contact the Service Desk



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. 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. 

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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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