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You are issued a CSUN email account when you apply to the University. You should have received a letter from Admissions and Records with your CSUN email address and initial password. Use this information to access your account for the first time.

Your CSUN student Gmail account serves as your official email account with the University. This means that the University will use it for official communications and you are responsible for monitoring this account.

The current storage limit on your account is 7GB.

Accessing Gmail

Go to the Gmail login page and sign in with your email prefix (e.g. jane.doe) and password. If you don't know your email address, log in to the myNorthridge Portal and go to the Student Center (SOLAR). Your student Gmail address is located under Personal Information. If you don't have your inital password, contact the IT Help Center in person or by phone.

Forwarding Gmail to Another Account

Log in to Gmail and click on the COG wheel   (found on the upper right hand side of the screen). Select "Settings". On the "Settings" page, select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP", then select "Add a forwarding address" and follow the subsequent steps.

Gmail Help

Gmail and Accessibility

Faculty & Staff: Exchange 

You are issued a CSUN email account when you join the University. Your email address and initial password are assigned when you sign in with Human Resources. The following is a list of options for accessing CSUN email:

Smartphone Devices

If your device supports ActiveSync, you can configure your device to access your Exchange account. View a complete list of Smartphones tested by IT and instructions for Configuring Your Smartphone Device.


Visit the Webmail page.

Email Clients

Forwarding CSUN Email to Another Account

Log in to the Forwarding Your CSUN Email page. Select Forward and enter your Forwarding Address. Select Apply Changes to save.

Faculty & Staff: Office 365 

Faculty and staff are in the process of being migrated to Microsoft's cloud-based email system, Office 365. To learn more, visit the Faculty and Staff Email Upgrade page. If your account has been migrated to this new environment, view the Accessing CSUN Email After the Upgrade to learn how to adjust your email settings.