Google Workspace FAQs

When will I lose access to my Lafayette Google account?

Alumni retain their Lafayette Google account until the February following their graduation. This includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and other Google Workspace services.

Update your contact information

If you have used your Lafayette Gmail account for other services such as your LinkedIn account or as an email contact for graduate school applications or on resumes, you will want to update your contact information to use a personal email address.

Add a recovery email before you go!

If you do not have a recovery email set or need to update your current one, see the Manage your Recovery Email section for more information. Your recovery email is used to reset your Lafayette password if you don’t remember it.

Do I get a Lafayette alumni email address?

As a Lafayette alum, you can set up a forwarding address to show your ‘Pard pride. Follow the instructions on the Alumni Email Forwarding help page. Note that alumni forwards do not redirect messages sent to student Gmail accounts. They are only vanity addresses you can give to your contacts that will forward their messages to your personal email account.

Can I take my email or Google My Drive content with me?

Yes, you can use Google Takeout to transfer your My Drive and/or email inbox content to a personal Gmail account. Instructions can be found on Transferring Content with Google Takeout.

Can I transfer ownership of Google Drive content to someone else at Lafayette?

Yes, you can transfer the ownership of a Google My Drive file or folder to someone else at Lafayette. Use the instructions found on Change the owner of a Google Drive file.

Note that if you have been working with a Faculty member on research, this data should be moved to a Google Shared Drive owned by the Faculty member rather than changing ownership.

What should I do about Google Shared Drives that I manage?

If you are the manager level role for a Google Shared Drive, make sure that there is another person with the manager level role on the drive.  If necessary, add a new manager following the instructions in the “Add members and set access levels” on the Getting Started with Google Drive help page.

WordPress FAQs

Can I take my WordPress site with me?

You can export a copy of your personal WordPress site on by following these Export instructions. and then importing it into your own WordPress site.

Note: In order to successfully import the content into a new site, your Lafayette site must be set to be Public in the Privacy settings. Because you will lose access to your site upon graduation, you need to do this prior to account termination.

I no longer want my WordPress site, what should I do?

If you no longer want to keep your WordPress site, contact the Help Desk at or (610) 330-5501.

I don't want my WordPress site to be visible after I graduate

You can set your site to only be visible to administrators of the site in the Privacy settings for your site.

Microsoft 365

Can I take my OneDrive content with me?

You may secure your OneDrive data in several ways:

Copy files to your computer using the OneDrive App

  1. Sign in to the OneDrive App on your computer or mobile device. The app should be pre-installed on most Windows computers. macOS, iOS, and Android users will need to install the app your respective app store.
  2. Once connected, simply copy the data from the OneDrive folder to the desired location on your device.

Download the files from the web app

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365, and select OneDrive.
  2. Select the files you wish you download, then click the Download button.

Transfer Ownership using

In Microsoft365, you are unable to transfer ownership of a file or folder from within OneDrive, but there are some tools that will help you copy files between accounts. is as tool that will allow you to do just that:

  1. Log in using your Lafayette account.
  2. Select a Source (OneDrive For Business using your Lafayette account) then select a target destination (typically OneDrive Consumer using your personal account)..
  3. Select the files and folders you wish to transfer, then click Start Copy.
  4. You will be redirected to a progress page where you can view the status of your migration.

What else should I think about?

Updating your Resume

You will have access to your Lafayette email for a limited time after graduating. If your resume includes your Lafayette email address, be sure update it with a non-Lafayette email address of your choice.  Be sure to check the Gateway Career Center information for alumni for career related  services.

Transfer your Adobe Creative Cloud assets

If you have saved content to the Adobe Creative Cloud using your Lafayette Adobe account, you will need to follow these instructions for manually migrating your Adobe assets to a personal Adobe account.

Transfer your Fusion 360 Files and Projects

Files and projects created in Fusion 360 can be transferred using these Autodesk instructions.

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