Student Email User Guide

Activating Your OCC Student Email Account

Students must activate their account in order to begin using OCC student email. To activate your account:

  1. Go to the Student Email page, the link can be found on the OCC Home Page
  2. From the Sign In to Student Email page, enter your OCC user name and password; this is the same user name and password that you use to log in to MyOCC. Don't know your user name or password? - go to What's My User Name? or What's My Password? in MyOCC.
  3. After you have successfully signed in, you should see the Welcome to your new account page. Review the Google Terms of Service. If you agree to the terms, type the funny letters shown in the image into the box at the bottom of the page then click I accept. Continue to my account.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: You must agree to the Google Terms of Service in order to receive an OCC student email account.
  4. Once the acceptance has been submitted, you will then arrive at your personalized OCC Student Email page powered by Google. Your email address will be your OCC user name followed by OCC's student domain, For example:
    Your email address will appear in the upper right hand corner of your personalized start page.
  5. You are now good to go!

Forwarding Your OCC Email to Another Email Address

If you would like to forward your OCC student email account to your non-OCC email account (e.g., AOL, HotMail, Comcast, ...):

  1. Sign in to your OCC student email account.
  2. Click the Settings icon which is located near the upper right corner of the Gmail page, select Settings then click the Forwarding tab.
  3. Click the Add a forwarding address button.
  4. Enter the email address to which you would like your messages forwarded.
  5. A confimation email will be sent the email address entered. Follow the instructions in the email message to complete the set-up process.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Send a test message to your OCC student email address (i.e. and verify that it shows up in the email account to which your messages are forwarded to.