Email, Calendar & Google Apps

Service Description

Information Technology (Information Technology) provides the campus with a Google Apps for Education account.

Google Apps for Education is the official Campus email service, and provides greater security and privacy than free email services. It also includes calendar and file sharing functions.

Who can use the service?

Actively enrolled Students, Faculty and Staff.

What is included?

  • Gmail

    Your email is Gmail, and has all the great features of Gmail, but it’s Gmail with unlimited message storage, and better privacy.
  • Google Calendar

    Your calendar is Google Calendar. It allows easy blocking out of classroom time and sharing/scheduling with faculty, staff, students and people outside the university who are also using Google Calendar.
  • Google Drive

    Google Drive for Education allows you to store, edit and share files on the web and sync files to your computer, with unlimited storage in Google’s cloud.
  • Google Groups

    Google Groups gives you the ability to create your email groups and online forums with an email address.
  • Excellent mobile support

    All of these included features also work great on your phone and tablet.

How do I get this service?

The easiest way to get to SJSU’s Google Apps for Education on the web is by visiting

To get to Google Apps from your phone or tablet, visit the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and download the Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive apps.

What browsers are compatible with this service?

  • Google Chrome (Prefered)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Safari

How long does it take to get the service?

Information Technology creates Google Apps accounts automatically within 24 hours of employment and completed student enrollment records being entered.

Complete employee accounts require that the employee has completed his or her records update with HR/Faculty Affairs and requires that the department has filed all appointment paperwork.

Newly accepted student applicants to SJSU become active students when Student Records has updated their status. This is usually done 45 days before the first day of instruction.

How do I get support?

Support for this service is provided Monday through Friday, during operating hours through the Information Technology Help Desk.


Google Apps for education is offered at no cost to the University and it free for staff, faculty and actively enrolled students.

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