Setup an out-of-office/vacation message in Gmail

Out-of-office or vacation messages are a great way to let people know you may be delayed in getting back to them, or that your email address is changing. Google offers a service for Gmail users that allows for automatic out-of-office replies. Wharton students may find the service useful for the following situations: 

  • Travel during School Breaks 
  • Notifying contacts that email address will change (following Graduation or other circumstances).

Before You Start 

You might need one or more of the following before you can complete this task: 

  • An active Gmail account (Google@Wharton or personal)

  Sample Address Change Notification

Setup

Gmail provides step by step directions on setting up an out-of-office reply: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/25922?hl=en.

Questions?

Contact (for students): Wharton Computing Student Support

Email (for students): support@wharton.upenn.edu