Your Student E-mail Address

To use your Hartnell College student email/Gmail account, go to and enter your username and password:


If you are unsure of your email address, look it up in the "My Profile" section of PAWS or contact Admissions and Records: (831) 755-6711. You will receive an email account within 1-2 business days after registering for your courses. Typically, you will use your first name middle initial last name as one long word, ending with (ie, You may have a four-digit number after your name if it is the same as another student (ie,, or if you have no middle name, there will be no middle initial (ie, 


8-digit date of birth (ie, 01011990 if you were born on January 1st, 1990). It is STRONGLY recommended to change your password. If you were registered before 3-14-2011, you will use a 6-digit date of birth password instead (ie, 010190 if you were born on January 1st, 1990). 

Get Help

For help with your Gmail account or to request a password reset, visit the Panther Learning Labs, the Tutorial Center, the Computer Labs, or Admissions and Records:

  • View the Panther Learning Lab Page for contact information
  • Frank Henderson, Tutorial Services at (831) 755-6738
  • Long Nguyen, Computer Labs at (831) 759-6061
  • Jorge Isaias, Computer Labs at (831) 755-6728

For in-depth email FAQs visit the Gmail Help Center. 

Directions for Forwarding your Hartnell Email to a Different Email Account

Not getting important messages? Follow the instructions below to set your Hartnell email to forward to an email account of your choice.

Step by Step Instructions: Print Version

G Suite/Google Apps


Use your new Hartnell email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface – without ads. Comes with a powerful spam filter and 7.3 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.


Chat or make video calls with friends and classmates.  Get started with Hangouts inside your Google mail.

Google Drive

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.

Google Sites

Thinking of creating a website? - Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.