Many colleges and universities that “Go Google” take the opportunity to personalize the Gmail service by naming the email in a way that reflects the institution. Some examples are given by Google below:
UC Davis Aggie Mail
Boise State Bronco Mail
UC Santa Cruz Slug Mail
In this spirit, OIT is announcing a naming contest for the SMCM transition to Google Apps for Education. Please suggest your name for the St. Mary’s College Gmail by submitting the form here: Name that Gmail Contest Submission Form.
We would like to have a committee of faculty, staff, and students to narrow the list to a few candidate names that could be voted on by the campus community. If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact Jennifer Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: We have had several questions asking if this process will change email addresses for the campus community. To be clear, your email address will remain “@smcm.edu” – the naming contest is meant to replace our current “Webmail” title with one more personal to the St. Mary’s College experience.