Changes Coming to University’s Google Storage Policy

Feb. 1, 2023

15GB storage limit effective March 1, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, the University of Arizona is implementing a 15GB storage limit on University Google accounts (including Google Drive, Google Photos and Gmail) for faculty, staff, students, DCCs and alumni who have complete a degree. 

What should you do?
If your University Google account exceeds 15GB, please take the following steps:

  • Log in to your University Google account
  • Download or copy files you wish to retain to your computer or another storage location.
  • Once files have been downloaded/copied, delete them from your University Google account and empty the Trash folder. Files that remain in your Trash will contribute to your overall storage limit.

Note: If your University Google account exceeds 15GB after March 1, you will be unable to perform certain functions in your University Google account including uploading or creating new files and backing up photos or videos.


  • Check your data storage, identify and delete large files, and review content in your shared drives by following the helpful tips in this knowledge article.
  • The University provides several additional options that active students, faculty, staff, and DCCs can use to store files and data. Learn more about choosing the right option for your needs.
  • University researchers can also sign up for a new research data storage solution, which allows up to 1TB of free storage. Learn more about this service.

If you have questions or need technical support with saving your content, contact the 24/7 Support Center.





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