What is my OSUID/GAP? Account?

The OSU ID?/GAP account is an account that is primarily used by Alumni. The main purpose of this account is to help Alumni setup their lifetime email addresses, and obtain academic transcripts. Current students can use their ONID account to log in instead of their OSU ID and GAP. 

OSU ID Number - Your OSU ID Number is a unique individual number assigned to you by the University used to identify you in University records.  You will use this number to log in to Online Services to obtain your records and register for classes.

GAP (General Access PIN) - This is a six digit number that you will set and use along with your OSU ID Number. NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR GAP!

How To Obtain An OSU ID/GAP

An OSU ID and GAP will be assigned to you when you become affiliated with the University.  Students will receive their ID and GAP from their admissions information, and employees will receive their OSU ID and GAP from their department contact, new hire paperwork, or Human Resources.

How To Reset/Change Your GAP

If you know your current OSU ID/GAP

  1. Go to http://infosu.oregonstate.edu/login
  2. Log in with your current OSU ID and GAP.
  3. Click Personal Information.
  4. Click Change General Access PIN (GAP).
  5. Follow the steps to changing your GAP.

If you do not know your current OSU ID and/or GAP

You may reset your GAP by entering your ID number or SSN, leaving the password blank and clicking Former Student GAP Reset. You will be required to remember the answer to the security question you made upon making the account . If for some reason you can not remember your security question:

Students - Please contact the Registrar at (541) 737-4331

Employees - If you know your OSU ID, but not your GAP, contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk at (541) 737-3474. If you do not know your OSU ID, please contact Center for HR Systems and Technology at (541) 737-8300.

Student Registration and Records

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar handles information about student registration and records including printable forms for transcript requests, grading changes, add/drop, confidentiality, enrollment verification, rules and regulations, courses & advising, and more. They can be contacted by phone at 541-737-4331 or by e-mail at registrars@oregonstate.edu.

Online Services

Student online services provides a place to register for classes online, change your pin, display your grades, receive your account summary, view holds, view transcripts, view or update your address. It includes your personal Financial Aid & Scholarship Information. You can check your award and scholarship status, view academic progress, check outstanding document requirements, review awards and award history, verify enrollment and degrees. You can access online services here.

Logging in to Online Services

To log in to this site you will need to use your OSU ID? number and your GAP? or General Access Pin. You can find your ID number on you ID card or by calling the Registrars office. If you don't have your ID number you can also use your SSN to log in instead.


Lifetime E-mail Address

What is a Lifetime E-mail Address?

Oregon State University provides a lifetime e-mail forwarding address for alumni. The format of this e-mail address is  "username@lifetime.oregonstate.edu", where you choose your own username. E-mail sent to this account will be automatically forwarded to another account of your choice.  

Note: ONID accounts are NOT lifetime addresses and do NOT forward mail to your Lifetime E-mail address.

Your ONID, ENGR, and all other accounts will be deactivated after you graduate or stop taking classes. Mail sent to these accounts after they are deleted will be bounced back. For more information about ONID account deactivation, please see this page. Information about engineering account terminations can be found here.

Who Has Access?

Any graduate of Oregon State University can sign up for this free e-mail alias.

Lifetime E-mail Address Setup

  1. Open a web browser such as, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.
  2. Go to the Online Services login: http://infosu.oregonstate.edu/login
  3. Enter your OSU ID? number or SSN in the ONID username field and GAP? number in the ONID password field to log in.
  4. Once you have successfully logged in, click on the “Lifetime Email Address Update” link at the bottom of the page.
  5. Enter your desired Lifetime E-mail Address and the destination e-mail Address you would like messages forwarded to.
  6. Click the “Update E-mail Address(es)” button and you are finished!

For information about the expiration of ONID accounts, visit this page.

Alumni who Graduated from 1992 to the Present

OSU Alumni who graduated in 1992 or anytime since 1992 will need to go to OSU Online Services and log in to your student account. Alumni will need to use their Social Security Number for their OSU ID number. Once you have logged in to the OSU Student Online Services website, you will find a link to Student Records in the menu, which will lead you to the Lifetime E-mail account set up.

Alumni who Graduated Before 1992

If you graduated before 1992 you will need to fill out the Lifetime E-mail Information Request form to set up your Lifetime E-mail forwarding account.

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty retain their ONID (formerly UCS) e-mail account indefinitely. Retention of Exchange?/Outlook e-mail accounts is at the discretion of the appointing Department.

Retired Non-Emeritus Faculty, Staff, and Students who do not Graduate

OSU does not provide a Lifetime E-mail address or permanent e-mail forwarding for Non-Emeritus Faculty or Staff who leave the University. Nor does OSU provide permanent e-mail forwarding for students who leave without graduating. Two terms of e-mail forwarding is provided before inactive ONID accounts are deleted. See ONID account expiration document for a more detailed explanation.