Student Life

Student Email

A student email account will be created for you after your application for admission to College of the Redwoods is accepted. Student email accounts use Google Services. All CR communications including academic deadlines, financial aid information, and application status will be sent to your student email.

When logging into your student email account, enter your entire student email address as your username (add ' at the end of your User ID).


  • Name of student = John Doe
  • John Doe's student ID number = 1234567
  • John Doe's Student email =

Your student email password will be your eight digit birthdate (mmddYYYY)
Example: 01011990

To access your student email account, just click the "Add account" button on the "Choose an account" page, and then enter your student email credentials in the page that follows.

1. Click on the image or email address displayed on the upper right corner of the page.

2. On the menu that appears, check to see if your student email address is listed. If it is, just click on it to access your student email account.

2.5. If your student email address is not listed on this menu, click the "Add account" button and enter your student email credentials on the page that follows to access your student email account.

  1. Log into your student email account.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. Click Add a forwarding address in the 'Forwarding' section.
  6. Enter the email address you want to forward to.
  7. For your security, Google will send a verification email to that address. Open your other email account and find the confirmation message from the Gmail team. If you're having trouble finding it, check your Spam folder.
  8. Click the verification link in that email.
  9. Back in your Student email account, reload the page in your web browser - look for the reload icon .
  10. On the same Forwarding and POP/IMAP page in Settings, check that Forward a copy of incoming mail is selected and your email address is in the drop-down menu.
  11. In the second drop-down menu, choose what you want Gmail to do with your messages after they're forwarded, such as keep Gmail's copy in the Inbox (recommended) or archive Gmail's copy.
  12. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.