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Google Information For Students

We are excited to announce that UWG is moving its email platform for students to Google. Included in this move is access to many of the Apps provided by Google including Calendar, Drive, YouTube, etc.  With the transition to Google mail, it will be easier for students to access their official UWG mail via myUWG, mobile phones, tablets, and Internet accessible computers.

You can begin accessing your Google Email account on June 18th, 2013 by logging into the myUWG portal and clicking the Google Mail icon or by clicking the Google Mail link in the UWG Go Google channel on the Main tab.

UWG ID

Beginning in the Spring of 2013, all University employees and students were assigned a UWG ID which is made up of an account name and password. For students the UWG ID account name is the same as your myUWG username. For example, if you login to myUWG as astudent1, your UWG ID account name will be astudent1 as well. The UWG ID is used to grant access to UWG network resources including your Google Account and connectWest - the campus wireless network. To learn more about your UWG ID, follow the link below.

UWG ID Information

Registering Your UWG ID and Password

You can access your Google account from other locations rather than myUWG.  However, to do this you must first register your UWG ID and setup a new password for your UWG ID.  Use the link below to read instructions on how to register your UWG ID account and setup your password.

Register Your UWG ID and Setup a Password

Accessing Your Google Account Outside of myUWG

Use the following links to access your Google account from a location other than myUWG.

Google Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Google Mobile App for an Android Device

Setting up Mail on an iOS Device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Setting up Gmail on an Android Device

Accessing Gmail from a Web Browser

Setting up Apple Mail for a Gmail Account

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my email address change?
No. Your email address will remain the same as it has always been. 

I don't know my Google Account password.  How do I get my password?
Your Google Account password is the same as your UWG ID password.  Visit the Register Your UWG ID and Setup a Password page for more information.

Will I have access to Google Apps?
Access to Google Apps such as Calendar, Drive, YouTube, etc. is included with your Google Account.  UWG reserves the right to turn on or off Google Apps as needed.

How much email storage will I have with Google Apps?
Your Google Account will have 30GB of free storage across all the Google Apps. 

What is the maximum size email message I can send?
You may send a message up to 25MB in size including any attachments; however, keep in mind that while you may send messages this size, some email systems may reject messages of this size.  UWG is not responsible for mail message size limits of other mail systems.

I've forgotten my UWG ID password.  How can I reset it?
You can reset your UWG ID password by visiting https://selfservice.westga.edu and following the steps to reset your password (Note: you must have already registered your UWG ID and answered your security questions to utilize this feature).

What happens to my old mail in myUWG?
All mail messages delivered to your student email address prior to 8am on June 18th, will remain on our campus mail servers.  You can access these messages by signing into myUWG and viewing the messages in the myUWG mail client.  These messages will be available until the end of fall semester 2013.  Students are responsible for saving any messages needed from the campus mail server before the end of fall semester 2013.

I already have a Gmail account.  Can I merge that account with my UWG Google account?
No. Your University student email address is considered to be the official method of email communication for students and should not be merged with other Google accounts.

How will this move to Google affect my mobile devices?
Most mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, etc. are already designed to support Gmail accounts out of the box.  Typically, you only have to know your email address and your password.  Be sure to follow the instructions for registering and setting your UWG ID password before attempting to setup any mobile device (Register Your UWG ID and Setup a Password).  For instructions on setting up a mobile device, please see the links above the FAQ section on this page.