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Gmail for Students @ RIT

Google Apps at RIT is the home for student e-mail at RIT. To access your account, students should visit Google Apps at RIT provides access to the following Google services:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Talk
  • Google Sites
  • Google Calendar
  • RIT Gmail (with a 7 gigabyte quota and no advertisements!)

Setting up Google Apps with RIT Account

You can access Google Apps at RIT through the web at any time by visiting Additionally, you can access your RIT Gmail messages through several different desktop or mobile e-mail applications. For more information, visit the Google Apps at RIT Help page at

Google username and password

When logging in through the web from, students will use their RIT computer account username and password to log in.  HOWEVER, for all non-web access, students will need to use their Google username and Google password.  The Google username is in the form of (  The Google password is something each person can set on the "Mail Preferences" page at (note that you'll only see the Google Password option if you're forwarding mail to RIT Gmail).  We recommend that this password be set to something different from your RIT password, as this password is transmitted to Google for authentication.

Google Sync

Google Sync is enabled for Google Apps at RIT. When setting up Google Sync on your mobile device, you can refer to the instructions provided here: The only RIT-specific information you need to enter is your username (in the format of and your Google password.


When you're logged in through the website, you are authenticating through an RIT-provided single-sign-on solution. As a result, by logging into Google Apps at RIT, you're also logging into other services that use the same logon method (SIS, for example). In order to log out, you must close your web browser.

Related resources

E-mail & Directory Services Maintenance Schedule Maintenance schedule for E-mail and Directory Services.
Information Security Keeping your computer and information secure is extremely important. This will bring you to the Information Security website where they provide information on securing your computer and privacy.
ITS Supported Services This is where to go for more information on computer-based services that ITS provides the RIT community.
Getting Help Still need help? Here's where to find contact information for the ITS Service Desk where all you computing questions can be asked.