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Google Workspace

Use Google tools to share files and collaborate

In September 2022, rates will change for several of the technology services provided by University IT. To view the majority of our planned rate changes for services that are broadly available to our community, please visit this page. For more information, please visit the rates section of our website.

On Feb. 18, 2021, Google announced Google Workspace for Education, which replaces G Suite for Education. This change includes a new storage policy, which is scheduled to go into effect in July 2022.  Stanford is actively working with Google to determine the impact (if any) that this will have on our Google environments, primarily Google Drive.  We do not currently anticipate significant changes to our service profile over the next three to four years.  As we know more concrete information we will communicate it to the campus community.

Why can I no longer access a file in Google Drive?

September 13, 2021

Google Workspace (formerly known as "G Suite") is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google. University IT (UIT) makes these tools available for use at the university.


Google Drive

Google Drive is also the home of Google Docs. Access files, folders and Google Docs from a web browser or any device on which Google Drive is installed.


Google collaboration tools allow you to easily interact with others and share information.

Email & Calendar

Since 2015, student email accounts are provisioned in Office 365. Students who have Google email accounts, plus some schools and departments, can continue to use Gmail to access their email and calendar.

Following are additional Google Workspace applications that are available for use:

  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Keep
  • Google Photos
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Meet
  • Google ClassRoom

The following Google Workspace applications are available upon request and might have a per user, per month fee associated with their use:

  • Google Vault

Designed for

Faculty, staff, and students.


A full-service SUNet ID.

Data security

Google Workspace applications are approved for the following Risk Classifications as defined by the Information Security Office.

Risk Classification Applications
All classifications - High Risk & PHI only if Secure: is used in the subject line. Google Mail
All classifications (except Protected Health Information)
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google Forms
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Shared drives
Low and Moderate Risk Only
  • Google Calendar
  • Google ClassRoom
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Groups
  • Google Chat
  • Google JamBoard
  • Google Keep
  • Google Meet
  • Google Photos
  • Google Sites
  • Google Vault

Get started

To start using any of the Google Workspace applications, access the application and login. How to Login to Google Workspace  contains detailed instructions for the various ways you can login to and use Google Workspace applications.

Get help

Google carefully documents how to use the applications that are part of Google Workspace. Refer to their documentation for help.

If you still need help, please submit a Help ticket.

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Last modified February 22, 2022