U-M GitLab Retirement Project Timeline

Date Action
January 2023

Present Retirement Plan
Notify campus leadership about upcoming retirement.

February 2023

Communication Campaign Begins
Multi-channel communication approach to reach GitLab users to let them know of the upcoming retirement deadline & why we recommend they move to GitHub.

February–July 2023

Monthly Reminders & Migration Support
Reminders sent to remaining GitLab users and support resources available to help campus navigate the change.

June 1, 2023 No longer able to create new projects in U-M GitLab.
July 2023 Weekly reminders begin to anyone remaining on GitLab.
July 31, 2023

GitLab Access Ends
We will send weekly reminders to anyone remaining on GitLab and then end access to GitLab on July 31, 2023.

Fall 2023

GitLab Decommissioned
We will help any users who are surprised their access ended, and then decommission GitLab in August 2023.

September 2023

Project Close
We’ll capture lessons learned and close out the project.