May I maintain my current personal preferred email account?

The GVSU Gmail account will be your official email account on file. You may forward your GVSU Gmail account to your preferred personal account.

Using a mail client

If you choose to access Gmail from a mail client instead of the web interface, Google recommends using IMAP or POP
Note: Before adding Gmail to your mail client, Enable IMAP or Enable POP from within Gmail.


  • Login to MyBanner and reset your GVSU network password. You can keep the same password, but you have to reset it otherwise your mail client will return an Invalid Credentials error and fail to login to

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Help Desk, 331-2101, 207 Manitou Hall

Student Gmail FAQ

General Questions

Q: Are my Gmail and lab environment passwords the same?

A: Yes, they are the same password. You can change your password through MyBanner. In order for a mail client to function properly you must do this.

Q: How do I change my Net Mail / lab environment password?

A: In MyBanner go to Personal Information > GVSU Network Account Password Reset

Gmail @ GVSU FAQ

Page last modified March 10, 2011