Google Apps Replacing Lotus Notes in 2014

Dec. 5, 2013

As part of UNLV’s commitment to support our mission and achieve our core objectives, I am pleased to announce the university will begin transitioning faculty and staff from Lotus Notes to Google Apps.

The move is in response to campus feedback from the Listening to Departments and Listening to Staff endeavors as well as the IT Master Planning process. Many institutions including Harvard, Columbia, SUNY Stony Brook, and several within the Nevada System of Higher Education have already implemented Google Apps to the great satisfaction of their users.

More than just email, web-based Google Apps for Education offers an easy way to share documents, work together virtually in real time, distribute and manage calendars, and much more. There are still many technical details to be worked out regarding the migration and additional information will be provided throughout the process. One thing to note is that your email address will remain the same.

To help ensure a smooth transition, please complete this short survey regarding your use of communication technologies: Your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated and will help in the planning and prioritization of the move.

It is anticipated that this multi-faceted transition will be completed by December 2014. For additional questions and to learn more about Google Apps at UNLV, please contact the Office of Information Technology at [email protected] or 702-895-0777 or visit

I am excited about the new collaboration tools the move to Google will provide and hope you look forward to going Google.

John Valery White
Executive Vice President and Provost