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Activate Your Cornell G Suite Account (Faculty and Staff)

This article applies to: Cornell G Suite for Faculty and Staff


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. We will not be offering integration between G Suite and Office 365; we will not provide support for any third-party solutions.

To activate your optional Cornell G Suite account,

  1. Use your browser to navigate to WhoIAm@Cornell.
  2. Click the Cornell G Suite tab.
    Don't see one? Contact the IT Service Desk if you think you are eligible for a Cornell G Suite account for faculty and staff.
  3. Review the linked university policies, then click Create G Suite Account.
  4. When you see Your G Suite account is available now, click Change Password and follow the steps. This ensures that your password is synchronized for all Cornell services.
    (If you need to change your password at another time, see our Choose a New NetID Password page.)
  5. 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 Login authentication; it is necessary to provide protection for official university communications.)

Your email will not be forwarded to your new G Suite account until you follow the steps in our Forward All Email from Office 365 to Cornell G Suite Account article.

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.

Once forwarding has been set up, you can access your account at gsuite.cornell.edu, signing in with your netid@cornell.edu address and the password you use with your NetID.

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