At St. Edward's, we use Gmail, along with Google Calendar, for our university email and calendaring. 

Gmail provides unlimited storage and allows you to send, receive or download email attachments up to 25MB. 

Getting Started

You can access your inbox in three ways:  No matter which way you choose, you'll enter your St. Edward's username and password to log in.

Email Address

Your St. Edward's email address follows this format: username@stedwards.edu. You can see your address when you click your picture or initial in the top right corner of your inbox.

Toggling Accounts

If you use Gmail for your personal email account as well, you can toggle between your inboxes easily through the account switcher in the top right corner of your inbox. You'll need to add the account by clicking your picture or initial, selecting Add Account and logging in to your other inbox. 

Using Gmail on Your Phone

The best way to check your email on your mobile device is by downloading the Gmail app from the iOS app store or the Android Play store. iPhone users can add Gmail to their device's native mail app, but this has limited support from Google and from OIT. We officially support the Gmail app on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

Managing Your Inbox

You have several options when it comes to organizing your email and customizing your inbox. 

Labels and Filters

Labels in Gmail work similarly to folders when categorizing and storing email. But you can apply more than one label to any message for simpler sorting. Filters, meanwhile, provide even greater flexibility. They can be configured to direct incoming mail automatically to a label or to archive, delete or star a message. 

Inbox View

You also have different options for how to look at your email. Besides the traditional view, Gmail has an additional style option, which moves incoming messages into separate tabs based on type (updates, social, promotions, etc.). Emails can also be grouped into conversations, which display email threads together, instead of as separate messages. 

Note: If you prefer to view your inbox in a separate email client, we also have instructions for syncing Gmail with Outlook and MacMail

Other Notes

  • If you plan to travel, please review the list of countries and regions with restrictions on G Suite. 
  • Questions about Gmail and G Suite security? Google has in-depth explanations of key features.
  • For more information about specific Gmail functionality, check out the resources in the Gmail Help Center