Google Drive at Wellesley College

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere:

  1. In a web browser, view your Google Drive at
    • You can also visit if you've already logged into your Wellesley Google Apps account.
  2. On your Mac or PC, install the Google Drive Client.
    • Google is releasing a new program for Windows and Mac later this fall.
    • DO NOT install the Backup & Sync Client, as that is for personal Gmail accounts.
  3. On a mobile device, download the Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.


Getting started with Google Drive

Access and organize your files.

Google Documents

Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one place. Google Docs are always stored inside Google Drive. 

Sharing Drive files to people at Wellesley

Step-by-step instructions for sharing files on Google Drive with people at Wellesley.

Sharing Drive files to people outside Wellesley

Step-by-step instructions for sharing files on Google Drive with people outside of Wellesley College.

Transfer of Ownership

When you want to hand off files or documents in Google Drive to someone else, whether changing roles, projects, or jobs. 

Organize your files into folders.

Folders make it easy to organize all of your files and Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Drive.

Click on a file or folder and press Shift+Z to add it the item to another folder instead of moving it.

Sync files and folders

As soon as you finish installing Google Drive for your Mac/PC or mobile app, the device can sync with Google Drive on the web.

Set up offline access

No network? No problem.  
Google also has detailed help for common issues on their Drive help website.