New Student Gmail


If you are a new student, your Clemson email ( has automatically been forwarded to your Google Workspace for Education account. 

What is my email address?

Your email address will be your username followed by “” (

Google Workspace for Education

What is Google Workspace for Education?

Your official Clemson email address is However, most Clemson students use their Google Workspace for Education accounts. When we created your Username, we also created an identical Google Workspace for Education account for you and automatically forwarded your email to it. The email address for it is

How do I log in and what is my initial password?

Go to to access your Google Workspace for Education email account. Your username will be your Clemson This account has its own password separate from the one associated with your Clemson Username. The initial password will be “cu##” followed by the last four numbers of your social security number (i.e. cu##1234).

What if I forgot my password or my default password isn’t working?

Log in to the Email Control Panel with your university username and password. Click “Reset my Google Apps password” and follow all of the instructions on the next screen.

How do I change my Google Workspace for Education password?

Your Google Workspace for Education password should NOT be identical to your Clemson password. This is because the Google Workspace account is hosted by Google, not Clemson University. Password changes on Google will not change your password on the Clemson network and vice versa.

You can change your password within your account settings. Resetting your Google Workspace password will NOT change your Clemson Username password. For detailed instructions, please see Google’s password reset walkthrough.

Does any of this apply if I am an employee, not a student?

Yes. Employees, in addition to using Outlook/Exchange, may have a Google Workspace for Education account (especially for the Google Apps other than Gmail).  They could use the same steps outlined here to get started.


If you have more questions, email or call 864-656-3494.

Posted by: Laurie Sherrod - July 21, 2020.
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