G Suite (formally Google Apps)

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, Staff, Researchers, Faculty


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


  • Must be UW-Madison faculty member, researcher, staff member or student

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).

Terms of use

Google Apps Terms of Service


  • 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.
  • Google+:
    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.