If you are an undergraduate student or a transfer student, you are eligible to create a Google Apps @ Illinois account.
If you choose to create a Google Apps @ Illinois account, you will have the ability to use online tools like Google Docs and Sites to collaborate with classmates or store assignments online.
If you would rather use your own current email system to receive University email, see Your Email Address and the Email Redirection Service.
- Go to the Campus Email Setup, Step 1: Select your Partner Computing Services page.
- Log in using your NetID and Active Directory (AD) password.
(If you don't know your AD password, you can set or reset it at the CITES Password Manager.)
- Choose the Select Partner Services radio button.
- Check the box next to Set up a Google Apps @ Illinois account.
- Click the Go to Step 2 button.
- Under Deliver my official campus email to:, click the button next to My Google Apps @ Illinois email account.
- Click the Finish button.
The easiest way to access your Google Apps @ Illinois account is through the secure web interface located at g.illinois.edu.
Because you need only a computer with an Internet connection and a web browser, no additional configuration is necessary.
Note: The first time that you log in to your Google Apps @ Illinois account, you will be required to accept the Google Terms of Service; this set of Terms are associated with Google services and are different from the University of Illinois ones you agreed to in the Campus Email Setup web page. This is the last set of Terms of Service required to accept in order to use Google Apps @ Illinois.
Google Apps @ Illinois offers several ways to get your email, including a web interface and various desktop email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, and others. See Choosing How to Use Google Apps @ Illinois or more information.
To learn more about Google Sync for your mobile device, including a link to a page with an overview of what is included in the service and how to configure various mobile devices, visit the Google Sync page.
If these instructions did not help you to begin using your Google Apps @ Illinois account, please contact the CITES Help Desk.