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Student E-mail F.A.Q.

How do I access my e-mail the first time?

  1. Log into the myGav portal using your Gavilan ID (e.g., G00xxxxxx) and P.I.N.
  2. On the "Welcome" tab, you will see myGav e-mail and myGav calendar portlets
  3. When you click on either one, you will be prompted to accept Google's terms of service and privacy policy
  4. View Gavilan College Student E-mail Guidelines

What is my Gavilan e-mail address?

After you login, you will see your e-mail address in the e-mail box (in the upper right corner). The e-mail address will use the following format:[First Name].[Last Name][#] (e.g.,,

Who gets an Gavilan e-mail address?

All students who have been admitted to the college will be assigned a Gavilan College e-mail address.

What if I already have Gmail?

Your e-mail account through Google Apps at Gavilan College will have its own e-mail address ( This will not affect your personal Gmail account.

Do I have to use my Gavilan E-mail Address?

YES. If you choose, you may forward your Gavilan College e-mail to a personal account, however, you will still be responsible for all information sent to your Gavilan College account. Gavilan College is not responsible for any problems that may occur due to e-mail forwarding. (See #3 - Redirecting of student e-mail from Gavilan College Student E-mail Guidelines).

How long can I keep my Gavilan e-mail address?

While you are taking classes at Gavilan College, your e-mail account will be maintained. At the end of your last enrolled semester, a 1-year grace period starts, allowing you to transition off of Gavilan's system. If you re-enroll within that grace period, your 'active' status will be re-established. At the end of the 1-year grace period, your e-mail account will be discontinued.

Can I setup my Gavilan email on a portable device?

Unfortunately, you cannot use IMAP/POP e-mail clients to connect to Although Gavilan does not support mobile devices/apps, there is a way to connect iPhones/Andriods using the Gmail app. You cannot use the built-in Mail app on either iPhone/Andriod. View Gmail App Setup Instructions

How do I forward e-mails to another account?

A student may choose to redirect Gavilan College e-mail to another e-mail address (e.g.,, at his or her own risk. Gavilan College will not be responsible for the handling of e-mail by outside vendors. Having e-mail redirected does not absolve a student from the responsibilities associated with communication sent to his or her official Gavilan College e-mail address. How to Automatically forward emails to another account

How can I get help?

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If you do not find the information that you are looking for at Google's User Learning Center, you may contact us at or call 408-848-4736 during regular business hours.

Last modified: January 6, 2015
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