Google Meet: video conferencing at your fingertips

Google Meet is a video conferencing service that enables you to join virtual meetings via audio, video, chat, and screen sharing. There are no time limits, and telephone dial-in to a U.S. phone number is provided; dial-out is free to the United States and Canada.

Google Meet is one of the core services in G Suite for Education, which means it is free to the entire university. While Google Meet is primarily used with a web browser, you may also use Android and iOS mobile-device apps or Chrome devices.

Joining a meeting

There are a number of ways to join a Google Meet session, including

Re-usable, custom meeting URLs

Did you know you can create a Google Meet URL with your own custom meeting nickname? And then you can re-use it as a standing meeting room for university participants.

  1. Visit
  2. Select Join or Start a meeting.
  3. When prompted, enter a custom meeting nickname.
    A nickname is a meaningful phase, such as “our-meeting”.
  4. Select Continue and then Join now.

You may now bookmark the meeting URL and re-use it later. The meeting will retain the nickname.

Need help?

Visit our Google Meet service page to learn more about the great features. If you have questions or encounter any issues, contact IT Services for assistance.

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