Changes to Google Storage

Changes to Google storage

As announced previously, Google is planning a substantial change to its service offering. Unlimited storage for the academic community ended on July 2022. The new storage model provides Truman with less free storage than the campus consumes today so in order to ensure that the free storage allocated to Truman is being used appropriately, a usage quota will be placed on each user account in accordance with our network storage policy.
This means that former students have lost their ability to store files on Google Drive and Google Photos.

Up until this time, former students had unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.  With these storage limit changes, we have removed Drive, Doc, and Photo access for former students but former students will continue to maintain their Truman Gmail access.


  1. In the spring an email was sent to the affected individuals informing them that they needed to move their files off to another location by May 31st, 2022 should they want to keep them.
  2. On June 1, 2022, access to Google Drives, Docs, and Photos applications was removed for all former students.
  3. Final deletion will happen early in the Fall semester once we get through the final delete verification steps.

If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the IT Help Desk at (660) 785-4544.