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Getting Started

Instructions on accessing your Dominican provided Google Services for the first time.

For Existing Students

If you are an existing student at Dominican University of California, and already have a

email address:

  1. Read the information on the Google Email (gmail) page first. This explains recent changes, and how to set up email forwarding if you want it.
  2. Then follow the instructions below for "First Time Use - Setup Screen".


For New Students

If you are a new student

at Dominican University of California, all you need to do to access your Google Apps (including email) is:

  1. Set up your Penguin Pass account and password in I.T. Our office is in Alemany Library.
  2. Read the information below about "First Time Use"
  3. Access your Google Apps with your web browser


First Time Use - Setup Screen

We've tried to make the Google provided services work as seamlessly as possible.  So your Dominican User ID and password are what you use to log in, just like when you log into and the online library database when you are off campus.

Here is some information on what happens the first time you use your Dominican provided Google services:

  1. Login via
  2. When you log into email, for example, you will be presented with a login screen that prompts for your Username and Password.  Simply enter your Dominican user ID and password.
  3. The first time you access your services you will be presented with a setup screen as shown below.  Here you specify your default language and agree to the terms of service.  You also have to enter a validation code that is shown on the screen.  Simply enter that value, agree to the terms of use by clicking I ACCEPT, CREATE MY ACCOUNT.

    Google Apps First Time Use

  4. You will now have access to your Google services.

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