Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides)


Google Apps for Education (also known as Hawkmail at SUNY New Paltz) includes access to a number of productivity tools.  These are accessible via any supported web browser, and via apps on mobile devices. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Students, faculty, and staff can use Google Apps to either work on files individually, or can use the system to collaborate with others (including project groups, committees, and organizations, faculty, as well as their peers).
  • The system includes access to the following Google Apps:
    • Google Docs - an online word processing application, similar to Microsoft Word
    • Google Sheets - an online spreadsheet application, similar to Microsoft Excel
    • Google Slides - an online presentation application, similar to Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Google Sites - an online web site creation and hosting application
    • Google Drive - an online file storage system, similar to Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox.
  • Each user has unlimited storage for Google Drive & GMail.

Authorized Users:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni

Request Process:

  • Google accounts are created automatically for students upon registration or matriculation.
  • Faculty and staff who wish to have a Google Apps account created, should use the Request Service button on this page.
  • Alumni who do not already have an account, may request one on as follows:
    • Login to
    • Click Alumni Resources on the left, then click Request Alumni Email Address

User Responsibilities:

Hours of Availability:

  • This service is available 24 hours a day.

Customer costs:

  • There is no fee for this service.


  • See our Knowledge Base on this service:
  • Click Request Assistance on this page.
  • Walk in to the Service Desk in Humanities 103 or call 845-257-3597. 
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Service ID: 14376
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