If you are unfamiliar with what we mean by YourUAusername, it is essentially the initials of your First and Middle names combined with your full Last name (FMLast.) There are some exceptions that include a number at the end (the number makes it unique when there are other persons with the same UAusername.) If you don't know what yours is, you can look it up online.
If you already have an existing UAF or Statewide email account, you can opt to use Google Apps @ UA by going through the Google Apps @UA Account Request. Signing up sets the transition process in motion to migrate your existing UAF/Statewide account, to your new Google Apps @ UA account. All University of Alaska Fairbanks affiliated staff and faculty and Statewide staff are eligible to sign up to Google Apps @ UA, but only the email stored on OIT managed servers will be migrated.
Before initiating a year long pilot of Google Apps for Education, we asked UA General Council to review the license agreement. Only after receiving their approval to proceed did we embark on this journey.
Thousands of other businesses and education institutions have demonstrated their confidence as well by adopting Google Apps.
Cancelling your Google Apps @ UA account to revert back to your originally issued webmail mailbox is not an option. The Google Apps @ UA service is designed to provide improved services to students and is the default service for incoming students beginning the fall semester of 2009.