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Google Apps at Western

Phase 1:
Activate Your Gmail Account

  • Login to the WOU Portal
  • In the Single Sign-On bar, click "Activate Google Apps"
  • Wait for 5 minutes and test your account by clicking the Google Apps icon in the Single Sign-On bar.


Phase 2:
Please follow the instructions below based on your computer

  PC Users Mac Users
 Off-campus Instructions
 Off-campus Instructions

  VMware View Client View Client for Mac
  VMware View Client (64bit) Remote Desktop for Mac

Phase 3:
Mobile Devices & Email Clients (Optional)


Phase 4:
Calendar Sharing (Optional)

  • If you had previously shared your calendar, you'll need to re-share it after migrating to Google Apps.
  • Video: How to share your calendar
  • When sharing your calendar, be sure to enter their email address with their Pawprint username followed by "" (e.g.
  • Need more help? View Google's Calendar Sharing FAQ


Phase 5:
Maximize User Experience (Optional)


Phase 6:
Additional Support

If you are uncomfortable with performing phases 1-5 on your own, Teresa will be glad to schedule a technician. Her number is 88010.


University Computing Services 503-838-8154 | or e-mail: