There are multiple ways to access your Google mail and calendar. The easiest will be the superior web interface provided by Google Apps. This option, which is nearly identical to the personal Gmail interface, will be suitable for the majority of users.
Your Google mail and calendar will also be accessible on smart phone and tablet devices. The Google Apps delivery system greatly improves the reliability of information displayed on your device.
For administrative assistants and other power users, information technology will provide Microsoft® Outlook desktop software for university computers. Outlook provides a look and feel similar to GroupWise and enhances functionality beyond what the Google Apps web interface provides.