Set up Student Gmail on an Android phone

Important Notice Regarding Campus Email

Buffalo State is transitioning student email services from Gmail to Outlook email as part of a Microsoft 365 upgrade. This legacy article is intended for students accepted BEFORE Fall 2023 who still have Google accounts. Students accepted for the Fall 2023 semester (or later) will not receive Google accounts, and will access email through Outlook via Microsoft 365 using their Network credentials.

Students who currently have Google accounts will be moved to Outlook on Monday, May 22nd, 2023. These students will keep access to their Google account for one full year after the switch (until the summer of 2024), but new email will only be accessible from Outlook

For more information on this project, please visit the Student Email Project page and the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Set up Gmail on your phone

Your Android phone should already be associated with your personal Gmail account. You can add a second account (e.g. your Student Gmail account) by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Gmail app on your phone.
  2. Tap the circle in the upper right corner and select Add another account.

Tap add another account

  1. On the next screen, select Google

Tap Google

  1. Enter your school email address and click Next.

Enter your school email address

  1. Enter your Gmail password and click Next.
  2. On the Google Terms of Service screen, click I agree.

Switch between personal and school accounts

To switch between your personal and school email accounts, open the Gmail app and tap the circle in the upper right corner (where you went to add the school account). You should now see two accounts listed and switch back and forth by tapping on the one that you want. 

Tap on your personal or school account

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