Student email accounts

We are writing to share our plans for the persistence of student email accounts.   ITS would historically reap student email accounts approximately six months after graduation. Both students and the administration have frequently requested that students be permitted to retain these accounts in perpetuity after graduation.  ITS is committed to offering this service.  There are some complexities and, while the details of a final service are not fully defined, as a first step we have stopped reclaiming Google accounts.  Student email as well their information saved in the Google apps will persist, and they retain full access to both.  We will continue to evolve the service from the perspective of long-term management and best practical outcomes.