The Wheaton cybersecurity team has instituted a new policy regarding unused alum Google accounts. Starting in the summer of 2024 we will remove alum accounts that have not been accessed in over 2 years.

The simplest way to ensure that your account does not get removed is to login to your Wheaton Google account, this resets the 2 year countdown.

If a graduated student has not logged into their Google account in over 2 years we will send periodic reminders via text and to their personal email address warning them about the impending account deletion. We suggest that all Google users keep their “Recovery mail” and “Recovery phone” settings up to date within their Google account, we will use this info if we need to contact you. To ensure that your contact information is up to date, please follow these directions….

  • Log into Gmail with your Wheaton credentials
  • Click your user icon on the top right
  • Select “Manage your Google Account” from the drop down menu
  • On the left select “Security”
  • In the center of the page under the section labeled “How you sign in to Google” there are options to view/set your “Recovery email” and “Recovery phone” values.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or need further assistance, please contact the IT Support Services staff at [email protected], or open a ticket with the IT Helpdesk System.