Set Up Out-of-Office Messages in UCSD Gmail


Learn how to set up your out-of-office message in UCSD Gmail.


Critical Concepts

Use out-of-office messages when you know you are going to be away from email for an extended period of time.


Steps to Take

1. Sign in to UCSD Gmail

  1. Open Gmail in your web browser.
  2. Sign in with your UCSD email and active directory login.
  3. Make sure you are logged into your UCSD Google account (check the logo in the upper left).
    UC San Diego Gmail screenshot

2. Navigate to your settings

  1. In the top right, click the gear.
  2. Choose Settings in the drop down window

3. Set the vacation responder

  1. In the General tab of Settings, scroll down to the Vacation responder section.
  2. In the Vacation Responder section:
    1. Select Vacation responder on
    2. Fill in the date range, subject, and message
    3. Under your message, check the box if you only want your contacts to see your vacation reply
    4. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes
      Vacation responder screenshot 

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357