Google Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

U-M Google is a G Suite for Education software bundle that provides the core apps of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Team Drives, Sites, Classroom, and Hangouts. It also includes over 40 other apps designed to improve collaboration. Click here to see all Features & Benefits.
You may begin using your UMich Google Drive as soon as you are ready. You would use your UMich Google drive just as you would you current personal H: Drive. Please note that Google Drives are not HIPAA compliant - please refer to the university Sensitive Data Guide for information regarding the types of data that may be stored in your Google Drive.
Yes, delegation is supported. Shared mailboxes are not supported, but as a workaround you can use the email delegation feature to allow up to 25 other users access a single email account. You can also easily set up an email filter (rule) to forward specific types of messages to another employee.
Continue to contact the ITS Helpdesk as you normally would for all other technical assistance. Phone: 810-762-3123 option 1 Email:
Google Apps that deal with monetary transactions have, as a policy, not been enabled. For instance, Google Wallet is currently not enabled for the UMICH domain and Google Play cannot be used for purchasing anything using a address. We continue to review the Terms of Service for these apps and may enable them with approval from appropriate University officials.