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G Suite

Last Updated: 02/18/2020

How do I log into my G Suite account?

To access G Suite you must use a combination of your CULoginName @colorado.edu and IdentiKey password at https://accounts.google.com/ or any core G Suite login page.

Although Google asks for your “Email”, the system cannot support the use of your first.last @colorado.edu as a username. Instead, use your Identikey CULoginName (e.g. buff1234 @colorado.edu) to log into the service. Once you are in the system you can use your preferred email address (usually first.last @colorado.edu) to share resources.

*Note: If you have separate Google Account logged in, you may need to click the Choose Account arrow icon, in order to sign in with your @colorado.edu account.

What core applications do I receive?

Faculty, Staff, Students, Retirees, Alumni and Persons of interest all receive the following G Suite applications:

  • Gmail
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Groups
  • Drive & Drive File Stream
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Forms
  • Sites

Note: Email accounts for faculty and staff default to Microsoft Exchange, but are now able to choose Gmail as their primary university email account.

Additional Applications

In addition to the core applications mentioned above, CU Boulder has enabled many other applications that are not considered "core" by Google. For a descriptions and help information for all campus enabled applications please visit the Google Application Descriptions page.

*Note: Not all Google provided applications are enabled on the CU Boulder campus, due to a variety of factors. For more information on these factors, please visit the Enabling Google Applications for CU Boulder page.

Help Information

Google Provided

For information on the core applications, visit the following web pages:

OIT Provided

G Suite Accessibility

CU Boulder is committed to providing help information and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. G Suite accessibility considerations, information for content creators, information for content consumers, alternatives/workarounds, and more can be found on the G Suite Accessibility page.


  • Quota: G Suite come with unlimited storage.
  • Collaboration: Apps like Groups, Chat, Drive and Sites makes online collaboration more effective.
  • Everyone on our campus will have a G Suite account tied to their IdentiKey account; no more guessing if the person on the other end has compatible programs to view, comment and edit documents.


There is no direct cost for G Suite.

Who can get it

  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Retirees
  • Alumni

How to get it

  • All affiliates are provisioned with G Suite accounts
    • Note: The core applications that you receive depends on your affiliation (see table above)