A select suite of Google Apps is available to the UW community, including: Drive (includes Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms), Sites, Hangouts, Groups, Contacts and Google+.

Available To

  • Students,
  • Faculty,
  • Staff,
  • Researchers


  • License protects your intellectual property and individual privacy rights
  • Collaboration with classmates and UW-Madison colleagues
  • Accounts are administered by UW-Madison

Service Options

Google Drive
Share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings. Collaborate in real-time with your team or with your whole school. You can publish final documents to the entire world, too.

Google Sites
Work together to keep related documents, Web content, and other information in one place, on one site.

Google Hangouts
Connect via instant messaging and video chat with individuals or group by connecting with up to 15 devices. Works on computers, Android and Apple devices.

Google Groups
Participate in mailing lists and discussion groups.

Google Contacts
Import, store and view all of the contact information for UW-Madison Google Apps collaboration.

A social network and identity service. Helps you connect to students, faculty, and staff with similar professional interests or courses.

Other commercial apps are available but are not covered by the UW-Madison Terms of Service.

Getting Started

Access your UW-Madison Google Apps Account via your NetID.

If you're logging in for the first time, you'll see a welcome message. Since the University does not have Gmail enabled, portions of the message that mention email do not apply to UW-Madison Google Apps.

More information on logging in  and moving between apps can be found in the KnowledgeBase (KB).