Mills College offers its alumnae a personal email account with the domain address alumnae.mills.edu. These accounts are hosted by Google Apps for Education and provide all of the features associated with Gmail.
All graduating students are issued a Mills College Alumnae email account. Alumnae accounts are "guaranteed for life" and do not expire after a certain amount of time. The only requirement to have completed at least 24 semester course credits at Mills and therefore be recognized by the college as an alumna of the college.
Alumnae email accounts are automatically generated in your last semester as a student. For example, if you are completing your degree requirements in the fall semester, your Mills alumnae account will be provided in the summer. Alternatively, if you are completing your degree requirements in the spring semester, your Mills alumnae account will be provided in the winter. In either case, you will receive an email from the ITS Helpdesk letting you know when it has been created. Please note that when your alumnae account is generated it does not affect your @mills.edu email account. Your @mills.edu email account will remain open until July 31st of the academic year that you are graduating in.
The format of your alumnae email account will be similar to your Mills student email account; your username will remain the same but the domain will be changed. For example, if your Mills student email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your alumnae email address will be email@example.com. The format of your alumnae address is permanent and is not customizable.
Alumnae accounts are accessible through any Google sign-in page and, like your student mills.edu account, allow access to all of the same G-Suite features. As with your Mills student email account, you must use your complete email address as your Google username, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org, with your Mills password.
Before using your alumnae email account for the first time, you will need to reset your password so that all of your accounts will synchronize. You will not be able to log into your alumnae account until you have completed this step.
The Mills Password and Account Management Portal is the central service used for managing your login credentials. You will use this portal to create your password, set up security questions that will be used if you need to reset your password, and to reset your password if you forget it.
Note: You must use the password management services via the Password and Account Management Portal to update your email password. Password changes made directly in Gmail will be overwritten by the Mills system.
To create your password, go to the Mills Resource Portal login page. At the top of the window, select the Launch Password Site link. The Password and Account Management Portal will display in a new tab. Enter your username and then follow the prompts to create your credentials. If you need help, refer to the step-by-step instructions for setting a password.
Step-by-step Instructions for Setting Your Password
You may need to reset your password if you have forgotten it, it has expired, or the status of your account has changed. Go to the Mills Resource Portal. At the top of the window, select the Launch Password Site link. The Password and Account Management Portal will display in a new tab. Enter your username and then follow the prompts to create your credentials. If you need help, see the step-by-step instructions for a resetting a password.
Step-by-step Instructions for Password Reset
To reset your password:
If you are already logged into the Portal, click on the "Change Password" icon.
If you are not logged into the Portal, click the green button at the top of the window labeled "Launch Password Site."
Your Mills student email account will only remain active until July 31st of the year you graduate. At that time, your Mills student email account will be disabled and anyone who emails your @mills.edu address will receive a bounce-back notification stating that your Mills account is disabled. The message will not include any information about an alternate way to contact you.
To avoid any confusion or issues with people not being able to contact you, ITS recommends that you:
The contents of your Mills student account will not be moved automatically into your Mills alumnae account for you. You are responsible for migrating any content you wish to keep from your student account. Contents need to be moved from your current account into your alumnae account before July 31st of the year your graduate. As some content migration processes are time consuming and can take up to a week if you have a large amoung of content to move. Do not wait until the end of July to begin.
If you would like to keep the email currently in your student Mills.edu account, we recommend that you use Google's Takeout feature to transfer your mail into another Google account.
Takeout does not transfer messages in Trash or Drafts. Any labels you use in your student account will not transfer; all mail content will appear together under one label. Your Sent Mail will transfer but it will be included in the larger group of mail and will not be added to your alumnae account's Sent Mail label.
You will have the option to transfer your email as well as your Google Drive contents or to just transfer one or the other.
You can also forward your future @mills.edu account emails to your @alumnae.mills.edu account until your Mills student account is disabled after graduation.
If you would like to migrate your Google Calendar content that you have in your student account, you will need to export your calendar from your Mills student account and import it into your alumnae account.