UW-Madison G Suite - Subscribe to or unsubscribe from a Google Group

This document explains how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from a Google Group.


There are two ways to subscribe to a Google Group:

  • Option 1: Use the Google Group’s web interface

    1. Log into your UW-Madison G Suite account.
    2. Go to https://groups.google.com
    3. Click on Browse all.
    4. Search for the name of the preferred group and click on the group name.
      • Note: If the group you are searching for is set to private, you will not be able to find it.
    5. Click on Apply for membership.
    6. Wait for approval from the group's owner.
  • Option 2: Email the Google Group

    1. Send an email to groupname+subscribe@g-groups.wisc.edu. (Substitute groupname with the address of the group you'd like to join.)
    2. Within a minute or two, you'll receive an email that includes steps to confirm your membership.
    3. Log into your UW-Madison G Suite account, not your personal Google account, to complete the steps provided in the membership email.

Note: For restricted-membership groups, the group owner will need to approve your subscription request before you can join.


There are multiple ways to unsubscribe from a Google Group. Please view your options below:

  • Option 1: Reply to an email from the group with REMOVE ME as the subject of your message.
  • Option 2: Send an email to wiscgroupname+unsubscribe@g-groups.wisc.edu.

    • Example: If you want to leave the wiscgroupname@g-groups.wisc.edu, you can remove yourself by sending a blank email to wiscgroupname+unsubscribe@g-groups.wisc.edu .
  • Option 3: Send a blank email (no text in the body of the message) with the subject line: "Unsubscribe" to the group's email address.

  • Option 4: Leave the group.

    • Log into your UW-Madison G Suite account.
    • Click My Groups, then click on the name of the group you want to edit.
    • In the upper-right corner, click My Settings > Leave this group.

Keywords:g suite google groups self subscribe subscribing unsubscribe wisclist leave join wisclist migrate find a group   Doc ID:104227
Owner:Christina G.Group:Google Apps
Created:2020-07-22 10:30 CSTUpdated:2020-11-30 14:25 CST
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