Harvard University Information Technology announced today that all “college.harvard.edu” email accounts will change to a Gmail interface on August 15. This change affects more than 75 percent of the student body, as every student since the Class of 2013 has an @college account.
For the time being, only undergraduates who already have an @college email address are eligible for the new Gmail-based service. HUIT will let students without @college accounts know when they, too, can switch to the latest service.
Here's what HUIT said in an email to students with @fas accounts:
As a student who does not yet have an @College account, you will have an opportunity to obtain one beginning in mid-September. You are under no obligation to open an @College account. However, if you choose to do so, HUIT will provide self-service tools and support to migrate your existing @FAS email to your new account.