At a glance

What's happening? Your RMIT student email and calendar are moving from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook.

When? Early in 2019.

What do I need to do? At this stage, nothing! You'll receive more info on how to access your emails and calendar closer to Semester 1 2019.



Why are we moving?

The move to Office 365 is supporting our Ready for Life and Work strategy by providing our students and staff with clearer, smarter, simpler systems and more ways to collaborate.


When will we move?

All current students will switch over early in 2019.


What am I getting?

Outlook Email

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.

Outlook Calendar

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!

What do I need to do?

At this stage, nothing! You'll receive more info on how to access your emails and calendar closer to Semester 1 2019.


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 after the switch happens.


What will happen to my Gmail account and all my current emails?

When Outlook becomes available early in 2019, 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.

Once Outlook becomes available, your Gmail account will stop receiving new mail but you'll still be able to log in and view emails you've already received. 


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.


Where can I get more info?

In-person, online and phone support will be available through RMIT Connect closer to the switch over date.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Office 365, head to the Office 365 Training Centre.