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 right).
    top right of Gmail website

2. Navigate to your settings

  1. In the top right, click the gear icon
  2. Click See all 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, you can optionally choose to only let certain senders see your message.
    4. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes
       vacation responder editor

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