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Getting Started with G Suite

Welcome to G Suite

Now that you have a new Google account, you're ready to take advantage of all the benefits of Google Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sites and Chat. We think you'll find that these services will make communicating and collaborating with your coworkers, professors and classmates easier and more efficient.

The OIT and OIT Help Desk are committed to helping you use Google apps in the G Suite. We're available to help if you encounter any issues, have difficulty with the services, or just need answers to your questions.

How to Use This Guide

To get started with your new email and calendar services, follow the instructions in this guide to complete the following tasks:

Step 1: Access your new email and calendar services.
Step 2: Import existing calendars and contacts.

How to Get Help

If you have a question about G Suite or your account that you can't find in this guide, or you encounter an issue, contact OIT Help Desk at 256-824-3333 or

Access your G Suite Account

To access your UAH Google account, go to or the start page at and click on the Email link.

This will take you to the Gmail login page on which you will enter your full UAH email address ( and password, and then click Sign In. If you haven't already changed or set your password, visit and follow the prompts. If you need assistance, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 256-824-3333.

Accessing the Applications

Across the top of the Start Page are quick links to the applications: Inbox (Mail), Calendar, Docs, Sites, Talk, and Groups. We have also included a link to the Google Apps Learning Center that contains links to FAQs and documentation on how to use the applications: 

When in an application, in the top right corner will be navigation links to the other applications that can be used for navigation:

Finally, several “quick links” have been created for you to make it easy to remember the Web address from anywhere:

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Import Existing Information into Google Apps

Importing Calendars

Instructions for importing events from other applications (such as Outlook) in an iCalendar or CSV format can be found on the Google Help site.

Importing Your Personal Contacts

Instructions on how to import your address books (from Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo!, orkut, and other services) can be found on the Google Help site.