Google Apps @ Illinois

Google Apps @ Illinois

About this service

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Other names for this service

None listed

Service documentation

Why to use this service

The Google Apps @ Illinois service provides massive functionality to students, faculty, and staff with very little cost to the university. Google offers 30GB of mail storage, or 300x the default quota available to students on the previous Express Mail system. Since many people are already familiar with the Google suite of applications, Google Apps @ Illinois allows students, faculty, and staff to hit the ground running with a familiar set of productivity tools.


Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, and Google Sites.

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students

How to get this service

Students, graduate students, faculty, and staff can create a Google Apps @ Illinois account through the Technology Services Cloud Dashboard (


No Charge

How to use this service

After creating an account, customers can begin using the service at (external link) or leverage Google's suite of mobile applications, as well as the Google Drive desktop client for desktop file synchronization. IMAP and POP services are also provided as an alternative method for accessing Gmail.

Quotas and usage restrictions

30GB of email and file storage per account.
Gmail file attachments are limited to 25MB.
Google Sites attachments are limited to 20MB.

Sensitive data considerations

Google Apps @ Illinois is not approved for sensitive data storage.

Hours and support

Standard service hours


Scheduled maintenance hours

Technical management for Google Apps @ Illinois is handled by the vendor, and no regular maintenance window is stipulated.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by phone (217-244-7000) or by email (