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Cornell G Suite for Faculty and Staff

Cornell Google Accounts

In order to support collaboration with Cornell students and colleagues at other institutions, G Suite accounts - which include Google's email, calendar, and collaboration services - are available for faculty and staff. Activating a G Suite account is optional.  

Please note that Microsoft Office 365 remains the official email calendaring system for faculty and staff. To avoid scheduling conflicts, all room and equipment reservations MUST be made using Outlook's Calendar. Cornell does not offer integration between G Suite and Office 365, and will not provide support for any third-party solutions.

See Google's G Suite Learning Center for a quick overview of the features. The Seven Easy Steps and Learn by Product links near the top of the page are particularly useful.

G Suite's features include

  • Gmail - unlimited storage, built-in instant messaging including voice and video chat, mobile access, spam and virus protection
  • Google Calendar - multiple calendars and room/resource scheduling NOT integrated with Cornell rooms and resources
  • Google Docs - word processing, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations, with unlimited storage
  • Google Drive - file storage and sharing, with unlimited storage
  • Google Sites - website creation with videos, images, gadgets, and documents integration

The steps to activate a G Suite account are

  1. Use WhoIAm to request an account.
  2. Reset your NetID password to synchronize it across all accounts.
  3. Use Outlook on the web to set up mail forwarding to your G Suite account.
    This step is necessary if you want to receive mail through your G Suite account. If you only want to use G Suite for other features, such as Google Docs or Google Drive, you can skip this step.
  4. Log into your G Suite account and follow the instructions to set up Google's 2-Step Verification.
    (This is separate from Cornell's Two-Step authentication; it is necessary to provide protection for official university communications.)

No matter where your mail is delivered, you will continue to use your NetID@cornell.edu address.


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