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Google Apps for Students at UC San Diego

Student email and Google Apps resources in the classroom

Students Admitted Beginning Fall 2015

Beginning in Fall Quarter 2015, newly enrolled students have been provisioned with Google Apps access and will access their university email accounts (accounts ending in @ucsd.edu) through gmail.ucsd.edu.

Use your PID to set up email and look up other account information.

Existing Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2015

Students who were assigned an "@ucsd.edu" email addresses before Fall Quarter 2015 will continue to use their current UC San Diego email accounts but have been provisioned with access to all other available Google Apps resources (docs/sheets etc.)

If you are an existing student and access your email via an ETS email server (acms-webmail), a departmental Exchange server, or are forwarding to another service, do not use the Gmail account you see in your UCSD Google Apps account. The Gmail account cannot receive your official @ucsd.edu email. You will be given the option to migrate to a Gmail account for email at a later date.

Using Google Apps for Classes

If your instructor is using Google Apps as part of the instructional environment for your class, you can login to the UC San Diego instance of Google Apps at gapps.ucsd.edu using your UC San Diego-assigned (user@ucsd.edu) username and password.


The Gmail option you see upon login to UC San Diego Google Apps will NOT send and receive official @ucsd.edu email for students with campus email addresses that are:

    • accessed through ETS (formerly ACMS) Webmail
    • accessed through the campus Microsoft Exchange server or
    • directed elsewhere (personal gmail, yahoo, etc.)

Do not use this Gmail account for email. Continue to use your @ucsd.edu email account just as you have in the past.  Migration to gmail for existing students will be offered in the future.

More Information

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