We’re making the switch to Office 365
At a glance
What's happening? Your RMIT student email and calendar have moved from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook.
When? If your email ends with @student.rmit.edu.au, you have already switched over to Outlook.
What do I need to do? Log in via outlook.office.com using your existing email address and password.
Why are we moving?
The move to Office 365 supports our Ready for Life and Work strategy by providing our students and staff with clearer, smarter, simpler systems and more ways to collaborate.
Office 365 is one of the world’s most popular software suites, helping organisations all over the world collaborate locally and globally.
After the move, you’ll be able to install the full Office 365 suite for free on your own computer. So whether you’re working online or offline, in Australia or anywhere else, you can get your university email in a way that suits you.
When will we move?
If your email ends with @student.rmit.edu.au, you have already switched over to Outlook.
If your student email ends in @rmit.edu.vn, your email will move to Outlook later in 2019.
What do I need to do?
To access your Outlook email, log in via outlook.office.com using your existing email address and password.
Will my email address and password stay the same?
Yes! Your existing email address and password won't change. You'll use these details to log in to Outlook and Skype for Business after the switch happens.
What will happen to my Gmail account and all my current emails?
When we move your mail account to Outlook, the last 90 days of your email history will be in your inbox straight away. The rest of your email history will follow within one week.
Now that Outlook is available, your Gmail account has stopped receiving new mail, but you can still log into Gmail and view your old emails.
Can I still access my Google Drive and Documents?
Yes! Your Google Drive and any Drive Documents you have won't be affected and you can continue to use them as you normally do. You’ll use the same email address and password as before to access Google Drive and other Google applications.
Can I still forward my emails to my email client (iOS Mail, Samsung Email app, etc)?
Yes, but you'll need to add your new Outlook account to your email client so your emails get forwarded. Find instructions on how to add Outlook to your email client.
What am I getting?
Outlook is replacing Gmail. Once you're on Outlook, you'll be able to customise the look of your inbox and messages, control how messages are processed and stored, and create rules (filters) to manage incoming mail. Outlook also integrates with other Microsoft applications like Word and Excel, making it easier to create and share your work.
Calendar is the calendar and scheduling component of Outlook. It’s fully integrated with email, contacts, and other Microsoft applications. In Calendar, you can create appointments and events, organise meetings, view group schedules, and much more!
Skype for Business
You’ll have access to Skype for Business so you can call and instant message students and teachers within RMIT. Your Skype messages are saved in a conversations folder in Outlook so you’ll never lose your group chats.
For information on how to get the most out of your Office 365 products, accessibility options and more, check out:
If you're experiencing technical issues with your student email or calendar, contact the ITS Service and Support Centre.