Google Apps and Google Drive

UMSL provides Google Apps (including Google Drive) for students, faculty, and staff, using your address as your login. All UMSL users will start using their Google accounts. Please discontinue use of your Google account. Files have been relinked from your to your Google account for easy access. For more information on UM System's Google offerings, please visit the UM System site.

How to access Google applications:

When logging into Google applications, users will be routed to the Microsoft Multi Factor authentication page. From there, users will enter their and password. Then, you will be routed to the Microsoft MFA page to be sent a validation code to the method previously selected on your Microsoft account. 

To access your relinked files, login into your Google Drive using your and password.

Alternatively, files from your old Google drive have also been shared and can be found in your new account and are located under "shared with me" and can still be accessed.

Please note: Please do not move your files including Google forms that you own to prevent issues with any shared or linked files. In the upcoming weeks, we are working to change the ownership of the files for you. 


Any bookmarks saved to shared drives in old Google drive accounts will need to be recreated in your Google account.

Website Bookmarks

For website bookmarks loaded into your Google profile will need to exported then login to your account and import them in. For more information and instructions, visit Google's help site.

Going forward, this transition is a key component in moving forward the University's eLearning initiatives. Having all four campuses on one domain creates a single sign-on to better facilitate multi-campus collaboration between faculty, staff and students. 

 A few important notes:

  • Documents deleted from your will be gone and will not be visible in the Google Drive.
  • Content from your shared drives from your account will be accessible on your account.
  • If you need to log into your old account, you can do so by logging into google drive as That is the new name for our old google instance. Please do not put new items here as you may lose them when we decommission it in the future.
  • For a complete listing of Google Apps, visit Google's official site, G Suite for Education. (Please note: Gmail and Calendar are not available at this time.)
  • For more information on Google drives, visit

For assistance, please contact the Technology Support Center at (314) 516-6034.