Leaving St. Olaf

Senior Account Deactivation Date:

For Seniors graduating in Spring, accounts will expire September 20 that same year. To check or confirm specific dates, please visit Student Mailing Lists.


Sites and Software

Ensure all sites, accounts, services and subscriptions are no longer tied to your @stolaf.edu address, either as the primary email or the recovery email.

This may include networking, social media, education or financial sites and services, such as:

  • LinkedIn
  • Spotify/Amazon Prime

  • Graduate school applications

  • Student loans

WordPress: for WordPress sites that you manage, please make sure that your successor, co-worker, or other person who will be managing the site after you leave, is setup as an Administrator on the site.

Zotero - to keep your Zotero account and Zotero library, visit https://libraryguides.stolaf.edu/c.php?g=93021&p=8852637


Google Groups (formerly email aliases / mailing lists)

If you are the owner of a Google Group, please transfer ownership via groups.google.com


Google Drive: Transferring Ownership of Files

To transfer ownership of your Google drive/files to another St. Olaf user, please follow the steps at support.google.com/drive/answer/2494892

NOTE: Google Apps for Education will only allow you to reassign ownership of docs to other users in the St. Olaf domain. If you need to move files to a personal account, you will need to do a Google Workspace Migration (see below)


Google Workspace Migration

To have your files, emails, calendars, and contacts quickly and securely copied to your personal Google account, you can use a paid service called VaultMe for a small fee. Visit VaultMe to learn more about this option.

  1. Click on the orange "Try VaultMe Now" button.
  2. Select Copy or Migrate From and choose the Google Workspace option.
  3. Sign in to Google with your St. Olaf account credentials.
  4. Sign in to your personal Google account and select preferences (email only, docs you own, docs shared with you, Drive files and folder in trash, calendar, contacts/contact groups, etc)
  5. Enter payment information, and select Confirm & Go.


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