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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 CSUN 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 initial password, contact the IT Help Center in person or by phone. If you tried using your CSUN password and this did not work, reset your CSUN password and try again. 

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: Office 365 

Faculty and staff have been migrated to Microsoft's cloud-based email system, Office 365. To learn more, view the Accessing CSUN Email After the Upgrade to learn how to adjust your email settings or visit the Faculty & Staff Email Upgrade page for more information. 

The following is a list of options for accessing CSUN email:

Email Clients

Learning New Features of Office 365

To learn all about Office 365, please view Up and Running in Office 365 (must log in with your CSUN username and password to view tutorial). 

Setting Up Email on a Mobile Device

Office 365 users can set up email on their mobile device by visiting the Setting Up Email on a Mobile Device page. 


For information on how to create and manage Majordomo lists, please review the Majordomo – Creating and Managing Lists (Administrators) user guide. 


Visit the Webmail page.

Forwarding CSUN Email to Another Account

For forwarding instructions, visit the Email Forwarding in Office 365 webpage. 

CSUN Spam Prevention

Faculty and staff are encouraged to remain vigilant when responding to email and never share their passwords or click on suspicious URLs. If in doubt, verify before clicking. For more information, visit the CSUN Spam Prevention page.