Signing In and Out of Your U-M Google Account Via the Web

This document provides tips for signing in to and out of your U-M Google account in ways that protect your privacy and the security of your password. To learn about using Google Apps, visit google.umich.edu.

Which Web Browser?

You will get the best results when using your U-M Google account via the web if you use the Google Chrome web browser. Google supports recent versions of the most popular web browsers. For a list of supported web browsers, navigate to the Google Support Center and search for "Google Apps supported browsers."

Consider Private Browsing If You Share Your Computer

If you use a public computer or share your computer with others, you may want to use private web browsing to protect your privacy and reduce the risk of others accidentally logging into your U-M Google account. Private web browsing does not store cookies, and will log you out when you close the browser window. To use private browsing, see the instructions for the web browser you use:

Signing In/Logging In

Important! Before logging in for the first time, please read about Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and Conflicting Accounts.

Here are three ways to get to your U-M Google account and login:

Via google.umich.edu

  1. Go to google.umich.edu and click one of the buttons at the top left of the page. These buttons take you to Google Apps in the U-M domain.

  2. You will be directed to the U-M Weblogin page. Log in using your uniqname and UMICH password.

  3. Weblogin passes on its assurance that you are authorized to use Google. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your U-M Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now both logged in to Weblogin and Google.

Make U-M Google Mail Your Home Page

  1. In your web browser's Preferences, set the home page to be the URL for logging in to U-M Google Mail, Calendar, or Drive.

    • Mail http://email.umich.edu/

    • Calendar http://calendar.umich.edu/

    • Drive http://drive.umich.edu/

  2. When you open your web browser, you will be directed to the U-M Weblogin. Use your uniqname and UMICH password.

  3. Weblogin passes on its assurance that you are authorized to use Google. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your U-M Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google.

Through the Google Home Page (google.com)

Signing in this way includes an extra step because you first need to let Google know that you wish to connect to the U-M domain.

  1. On the Google home page, click Sign In.

    Screen shot of Sign In button in upper right corner of Google home page at google.com.

  2. On the Google sign-in page, enter your U-M email address to connect to the U-M domain through Google, then click Next.

    Screenshot of Google's sign in page. Enter your U-M email address and click Next.

  3. You will be directed to the U-M weblogin page. Enter your uniqname and UMICH password, and click log in.

  4. Weblogin passes on its assurance to Google that you are authorized to use the service. Google uses this assurance to sign you in to your U-M Google account. Your password is not transmitted to Google. You are now both logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google.

Signing or Logging Out

When you use your U-M Google account via the web, you are logged in to Weblogin and signed in to Google. To get completely logged out/signed out, you need to

Log out of Weblogin

Sign out of Google

The best way to do this is to Exit or Quit your web browser. This will log and sign you out.

If you wish, you can sign out and log out manually.

To sign out of Google, click the icon or picture in the top right corner of any Google page, then select Sign out.

Screenshot of signing out of Google.

To log out of Weblogin, navigate to the Weblogin page (at weblogin.umich.edu), scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Log Out.

On the "Weblogin logout" confirmation page, click Log Out.

Last Updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016