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Campus Email & Computer Recommendations

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Computer Recommendations:  The Clarkson University Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides a set of guidelines for students to consider when purchasing a new computer for college.  Please note that the School of Business has indicated their preference for business students would be a PC/Windows based computer.  

Campus Email – Clarkson utilizes the Google Apps for Education suite of products.  As such, the email platform used by the university is Gmail.  Students may access their Clarkson email account via  It is important to note that when logging in to any Google Apps site, including Gmail, you will need to enter your full email address as your username.  The password is the same as what you use to log in to other Campus systems such as PeopleSoft or Moodle.  Technical assistance is provided by the IT Helpdesk.  The Helpdesk can be reached via email at, via phone at 315-268-4357 or in person at CAMP 171A.

Already using Gmail with another, non-Clarkson email account?  Not a problem, follow these steps to add on your Clarkson based Gmail account.

                1. On your computer, sign in to Google.
                2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.
                3. On the menu, choose Add account.
                4. Follow the instructions to sign in to the account you want to use.

Want to forward emails sent to your Clarkson account to another email account?  Here you will find the steps to set up email forwarding.