Storage Limits Coming to All U-M Google Accounts

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In 2021, Google announced a storage model change that involved no longer offering free, unlimited storage to accounts, including higher education institutions like the University of Michigan. As a result, this change requires storage limits to be placed on every account across the entire U-M domain. Information and Technology Services (ITS) has worked with Google to ensure U-M continues to benefit from their service offerings while staying in compliance with new storage limits.

All data in U-M Google is affected by the storage limits. This includes, but is not limited to, storage in Google Drive, Google Mail, Google Photos, and shared drives.

Important dates:

  • August 1, 2023: Deadline for alumni and retirees to bring their storage under 15GB
  • April 1, 2024: Deadline for faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates to bring their storage under 250GB

Google, like Amazon and other cloud storage providers, have adopted storage limits and allow users to purchase additional storage. Google allows you to purchase 100gb of storage for $20/year.

For complete information on Google pricing, refer to their new Google One service plans:

For complete information refer to the U-M Information Technology Services website:

What the U-M Google Account Storage Changes Means for Retirees
(A Special Zoom Presentation by U-M ITS)

Tuesday, June 6, 2-3pm over Zoom

ITS leaders, Robert Jones, Executive Director of Support Services, and Brian Cors, Systems Analyst Lead, are excited to walk you through the U-M Google Account storage project, share tips for reducing and managing your Google Account storage, and suggest options for handling large amounts of content.

Join us for their expert guidance in a welcoming atmosphere. Robert and Brian will take your questions at the end of their presentation.

Learn more and register here:

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Alan MacDavitt

    Will the Zoom meeting on storage be recorded for later viewing as a medical appointment precludes my participation?

    1. UMRA Board

      Yes. The Zoom video will be placed under the Members Only section of the website within a few days of the presentation.

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