Coronavirus Updates

Updated on February 21, 2024

Based on community feedback, we found a solution that allows us to continue offering alumni email, while also being responsive to Google’s security policy change. On February 1, 2024, we began transitioning to a new subdomain, and an alumni.chicagobooth.edu email address has been added to your account. The new alumni.chicagobooth.edu addresses align with both the Google security policy change and Booth’s internal email infrastructure. 

The alumni.chicagobooth.edu email address will replace your current Booth address as of March 1, 2024. Please prepare for the shift by notifying your contacts and updating organizations that your address will be changing to either your @alumni.chicagobooth.edu address or an alternate email address. 

Note: Until March 1, emails sent from your inbox will still be sent from the old subdomain (chicagobooth.edu), but emails sent to both of your email addresses (@chicagobooth.edu and @alumni.chicagobooth.edu) will appear in your inbox. After March 1, emails sent from your inbox will be sent from the new subdomain (alumni.chicagobooth.edu), and your new email address will appear at login. Additionally, emails sent to your old email address will be forwarded to your new email address, but deliverability may be unreliable due to the sender verification changes that are a part of Google's recent policy change.

We will be rolling out additional enhancements soon, which will be shared on this page.

Staying in Touch

Because of the new Google sender verification policy, forwarded emails may now be less reliable. For this reason, we strongly encourage you not to forward your alumni email to a separate personal email account. Loss of email due to continued forwarding is the responsibility of the account holder. If you would like to instead provide a new preferred non-Booth email address for all future communication, please update your contact information with us.

Logging Into Your Booth Account

To log in to your Booth email or Google account to retrieve your files:

Google Takeout allows you to download a copy of your Google data to archive it or to use it with a service outside of your Booth Google account. You can save information from:

  • Gmail
  • Drive
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • YouTube
  • Photos
  • Account activity data
  • And many other apps

Visit Google’s Support article on How to Download Your Google Data  for complete instructions on downloading your data with Google Takeout.

Google Takeout will export a zip archive file or multiple files. These are compressed files containing all your data, which can be unzipped for later use. It may take 12 or more hours to deliver your export, depending on how much data you have. 

While Booth IT does not directly support this process, we can offer a few tips to help you successfully export your data:

  • You can reduce the time it takes to export, as well as the size of the files, by doing some housekeeping in your account prior to exporting. Deleting old or unneeded files can help save time.
  • If you have Google Drive files that are shared, you need to take note of those. When your account is removed, those shares will be gone.
  • You can deselect the apps you don’t want to include, or you can click Deselect all and then select only the apps you do want to include.
  • If you don’t need data from less common apps, you should deselect them in order to reduce the total size of the export.
  • In most cases, when customizing your export options, Destination should be Send download link via email, Frequency should be Once, and File type & size should be .zip and 2GB.
  • If the process fails, try reducing the file size specified or deselecting more apps to reduce the overall size of the archive. 

Please note that Google’s Transfer Your Content feature will not work for alumni email accounts due to the authentication processes specific to these accounts.

UChicago ITS Account Closures

Some alumni have recently received emails from the University of Chicago’s Information Technology Services regarding account closures. The closure of CNetID accounts by UChicago ITS does not affect Booth alumni email accounts.


All Booth students have separate university IT and Booth IT accounts. Any notifications from University IT Services relate to university accounts only. Recent graduates receive a two-quarter grace period before their account enters the closure process, which takes 45 days to complete. Please see this article and this FAQ for more information about the university’s account closure procedures.

Protecting Your Information

If you ever believe your account has been compromised, you should reset your password immediately.

Helpful tip: Choose a different password for each of your accounts. This will help protect your information if one of your accounts is compromised.

Questions?

Please contact:

Booth Alumni Engagement
Phone: +1 866.557.1806
alumni@chicagobooth.edu