Google Calendar Syncing

Below are our recommendations for how to synchronize your Google Calendar with devices and programs.

Before attempting to sync your Google Calendar with a mobile device, please do the following:

  1. From a computer on the campus network, visit the Gustavus Homepage.
  2. Click on the Log in button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. After logging in click on your name next to the Log out button in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Under the Password section select - Sync password.
  5. Follow the prompts.


iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)

There are two options for accessing your Gustavus Google calendar on your iOS device. For the best experience, we recommend installing the Google Calendar app.

Recommended Option

  1. In the App Store, install the Google Calendar app.
  2. Open the Google Calendar app to access your Gustavus Google Calendar.

Other Option

  1. Share your Gustavus Google calendar with your personal Google account.
  2. Setup your personal GMail account on your iOS device.


The easiest way to sync Google calendar with your Android device is to use the native Google Apps installed on the device (mail, contacts, calendar). To use your Gustavus google calendar, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the Accounts & sync settings screen on the device
  2. Choose Add account
  3. Choose Google
  4. Choose Sign in when prompted
  5. Sign in with your full Gustavus email and email password
  6. Select which services you would like to sync.



Apple's iCal is a great calendaring program built into Mac OSX. It integrates with programs that are built into Mac OSX such as, Spotlight and Address Book. However, here at Gustavus, the majority of the campus uses Google Calendar (using the Google Apps for Education) to schedule events. By using CalDAV, this program and this service will work together. To use this service, you must have Mac OS X 10.5 or higher installed.

If you would like to solely use Google Calendar, and are currently using Apple iCal, it would be best to export your current iCal calendars and import them into Google Calendar as a first step.

Mac OS 10.6 or higher

  1. Open Calendar (iCal if you have OS X Version 10.6), go to Preferences and choose the Accounts tab.
  2. Click the + button to add an account.
  3. Select 'Google' under the Account Type
  4. Type in your Gustavus username and password
  5. When your finished, select the create button

For more trouble shooting questions, please see the Google Help page.