Google recently announced significant changes to Google Workspace for Education which affects Biola’s use of Google storage and the Google services we use everyday — Gmail, Drive, and Photos.

All Alumni will need to transition to a personal email account as soon as possible.

On November 1, 2022, Biola deactivated all Google accounts for all alumni who graduated prior to Fall 2021. 
On December 15, 2022, all Google accounts for alumni whose final term was Spring 2021 or earlier will be deleted and will not be recoverable.
Alumni may request a one-time, temporary reactivation of your Biola Alumni Google Account. This temporary reactivation will expire on December 15, 2022. Please fill out the Biola Alumni Google Account Reactivation Request form.

Need Help? Please complete the Biola Alumni Google Account Support Request Form.

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What do I do with my data?

You may either transfer your data to a personal Google account, or download your data to your personal computer. 

NOTE: Biola employees will not be able to use the following transfer options. Please refer to the Biola Employee Google Workspace Account page for more information.

Option 1: Transfer Your Data to a Personal Google Account

Before you begin

  1. To ensure a clean transfer, go to in a private browser window and sign in with your Biola Google account.
  2. Click on Start Transfer.
  3. Enter your personal Google account email address, then click Send Code.
  4. Retrieve the code from your personal Google account in a non-private window.
  5. Enter your verification code and click Verify.
  6. Select the content to transfer and select Start Transfer.
  7. Verify your identity with the username and password for your Biola account.

For detailed instructions with screenshots, view our documentation here: Transfer Your Data to a Personal Google Account

Option 2: Download Your Data

  1. Log in to with your Biola email account.
  2. Select the services for which you want to download data.
  3. Select the file type and size you would like to use for your download.

    Note: Biola recommends 2GB .zip files for most cases.

  4. Click download.

For detailed instructions with screenshots, view Google's documentation here: How to download your Google data

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