GVSU Student E-mail

Grand Valley State University has switched all student email to Google Mail. This decision was made to provide a more robust email application along with collaboration tools for student use.

Gmail is free to all students and the official method of communication to students while they are enrolled at GVSU. We have contracted with Google to provide Gmail along with Google Apps for Education and Calendar. The contract provides for privacy for GVSU Gmail student accounts and an assurance of no data mining of GVSU information.

Gmail FAQs

  1. How do I access my Gmail account?
  2. What is my login ID for Gmail?
  3. What is the email address domain?
  4. May I choose my login and password?
  5. Are faculty/staff able to request a Gmail account?
  6. Is Google free or will I see advertising on student email pages?
  7. What are the security and privacy terms of use for my Gmail account?
  8. May I maintain my Gmail account for life?
  9. How much space will the Gmail account have?
  10. May I maintain my current personal preferred email account?
  11. May I maintain my current Gmail account if I already have one?
  12. Can I forward my Gmail account to another email address?
  13. How can I access previous emails using Gmail?
  14. Get your GVSU Gmail account on your mobile device?
  15. What other Google applications are available for student use?
  16. What are Google Documents?
  17. What are Google Sites?

 

 

1. How do I access my Gmail account?
You can access your Gmail account from the Grand Valley web page at www.gvsu.edu under Quick Links and then select Email (Student). You can also access the login page directly at www.mail.gvsu.edu.

2. What is my login ID for Gmail?
Your login ID for Gmail is the first portion of your email address. For example, if your email address is smithj@mail.gvsu.edu, your login ID is smithj.

3. What is the email address domain?
The domain for student email addresses is @mail.gvsu.edu. E.g. smithj@mail.gvsu.edu.

4. May I choose my login and password?
Your Gmail account is set to your network id (e.g. smithj) and your network password.

5. Are faculty/staff able to request a Gmail account?
Yes. Send your name, department, network id and if you want your GWise email to be directly forwarded to Gmail (this would de-activate your GWise email) to the mailto:auth@gvsu.edu account. You will receive an email stating when the account will be created for your use.

6. Is Google free or will I see advertising on student email pages?
Gmail is free to all actively enrolled GVSU students. While you are an undergraduate at GVSU, you will see no advertising when you use the Gmail or other applications. Upon graduation, Google retains the rights to begin advertising.

7. What are the security and privacy terms of use for my Gmail account?
Please see http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=60762&src=top5&lev=index

8. May I maintain my Gmail account for life?
Yes. Based on GVSU maintaining a contract with Google, your Gmail account will remain active as long as you meet the criteria of being currently enrolled at GVSU or graduated from GVSU.

9. How much space will the Gmail account have?
You have 7 GB or more of storage.

10. 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

11. May I maintain my current Gmail account if I already have one?
You may keep your personal Gmail account. The GVSU Gmail account will be your official email account on file. You may forward your GVSU Gmail account to your personal account.

12. Can I forward my Gmail account to another email address?
Yes. Learn to forward your inbox and more here.

13. How can I access previous emails using Gmail?
Read Google's documentation on accessing previous emails here.

14.  Get your GVSU Gmail account on your mobile device?
Click here to get instruction

15. What other Google applications are available for student use?
Besides Gmail, Grand Valley offers Calendar, Chat, Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms, Drawing, Sites and more.

16. What are Google Documents?
Information on Google Docs 

17. What are Google Sites?
Information on Google Sites. 

 

For more help contact the Information Technology Helpdesk
Phone: 616-331-2101
E-mail: helpdesk@gvsu.edu

 

Page last modified November 22, 2013