Santa Monica College has some exciting news to share with you!
We have partnered with Google to provide you with Google-powered email, calendars, document sharing, and IM -- all from your SMC email account (

What does this mean to you, SMC students?

1-Effective June 16th, 2010, your SMC email account will be the official means of communication between you, your instructors and the College.

2-Where do I access my email? You will access your new email account through Corsair Connect by clicking the "SMC @Email" link (no second login required). This account was created for you automatically.

3-If you plan to forward your SMC email to another email system (e.g., Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.), please be aware that after June 16th, 2010, students will be held responsible for the receipt of email sent from the College to the Google Apps Email (your new account. SMC cannot guarantee the delivery of forwarded email. For more information click here.

Why should you use your new SMC Google Apps Email account as your main email account?

• As of June, this account will become the primary way that the College communicates with you.  This account will be the only way to guarantee you receive important college information.

• You can preview and access all of your email in Corsair Connect (formerly the Student Self-Service system)

• Google Apps provides you with all the functionality and collaboration tools needed to share documents, stay connected with your friends and be successful in school.

FAQ link

Moving to Google
Preparing for the switch
About Google Apps.....More >>




  Keep your SMC email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface – without ads. Comes with a powerful spam filter and 7+ gigabytes of storage (so you may never have to delete a message again).
  Organize your life – keep a calendar for yourself, share calendars with your friends, and subscribe to public calendars to stay on top of events on campus.
  IM with friends and classmates, or make free voice calls to anyone else with Google Talk, anywhere in the world.
  Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, and download them to your favorite desktop applications. Great for collaborative projects, in and out of class.
Buzz! (coming soon)
  Establish and communicate with your network of friends and go beyond status messages and share updates, photos, videos, and more. Start conversations about the things you find interesting.