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Step-by-Step Instructions for Setting up your Student Google Account

This guide describes how to get your UConn Google Student account (core services) and opt into Public Services.

What is Google Apps at UConn?

Google Apps at UConn allows users to create a University affiliated Google account with access to the core services, and public services, if desired.

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What are Core and Public Services?

Core Services

What are the core services available with Google Apps @ UConn?

The applications offered through core services are listed below, click the application name to learn more.  Each of these apps are covered under the University – Google enterprise agreement (see core services policies).


Public Services

What are Google public services? What apps are made available with public services? How do they differ from the core services?

The applications below are made available to users with Google accounts.  The public services fall outside of the University – Google enterprise agreement (see public services policies) and require users to agree directly with Google’s terms of use. Users must opt-in to gain access to public services. The public services content will be a dynamic list as Google offers new products and expires old services.

Core Services (First Time Users)

If this is your first time using your UConn Google account, make sure to do the following:

To set your password navigate to and click the yellow Activate/Reset Password button. Once you do that, you can use your University email account now from home and when you are at school.

To view and verify your UConn email address, access the UConn Phone Book at enter your name and click the Search button.

Visit to test your account.

Opt In to Public Services

Navigate to

Click the Opt-In to Public Services button.

If prompted, enter your NetID and password.

Click the I want to opt in! button to enable your public services account.

Review the terms of service, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Accept button.

Upon completion, a message displays: Your new email address is now enrolled in “Public Services”.