Google recently announced that new storage limits for Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite for Education) will take effect in July, 2022. Currently, faculty and staff have unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. In order to prepare, we ask for everyone to review your current storage usage and delete any unnecessary files in Drive, Gmail, and Photos.

To do this, please complete the following steps:

  1. To confirm how much storage you’re using, go to
  2. To review and delete large or unnecessary files in Drive, go to
  3. To review and delete large or unnecessary files in shared drives, go to
  4. Consider deleting Drive content that you may have copied to a shared drive. If a file resides in 2 locations, it may be consuming twice the storage space.
  5. To search for and delete unnecessary or large emails, go to Manage files in your GoogleDrive storage and follow the instructions for Gmail.

UAH’s  Appropriate Use of IT Resources Policy prohibits the excessive use of IT resources including, but not limited to, system resource usage such as storage.  Please ensure you're using UAH resources, including Google storage, in accordance with our policies.

Beginning in May, OIT will start the review and implementation of storage limits on all users in our organization. Please complete the steps above as soon as possible.

As Google releases their management tools, we’ll share more information, including your specific storage limit.

To submit an announcement, contact
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