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Current Students

As a current student, almost everything you sign into will be with your ONID account. That account is how you will access the bulk of applications that Oregon State University has to offer. As a current student, you will have access to more tools and services now, than both before being admitted and after graduating.

What accounts do I have access to?

  • Banner Self-Service - You will not use your Banner Self-Service account nearly as much as before and after graduation. While you are a student attending courses, this account username and password is overwritten by your ONID account.
  • ONID Account - This is your login information for almost everything Oregon State related. Make sure to keep this information memorized, and NEVER give your password to anyone.

What mailboxes do I have access to?

  • ONID Email - This is your Gmail mailbox that Oregon State University provides while you are a current student. Most professors prefer all emails come from this address. Once you graduate, this mailbox will have a grace period before you will be locked out.
  • Lifetime Email - The lifetime email is more useful after graduation, but you have access to it now. It has no mailbox space, so it basically is a forwarding address that will send to your personal email, with your @oregonstate.edu email as a front.
  • Listserve - Listserves are also another email forwarding system. If you are going to be managing large groups of people through email, you can create a listserve email to make managing contacts easier. 


What are a couple useful things to know?

  • How to Access Software Availible - While you are a student, you have access to a ton of software that Oregon State University has to offer. Most of the software requires signing in with your ONID account. 
  • How to Reset ONID Password - This is a very useful process to know. It is best to know this process before getting locked out of your account, just so the process isn't completely new. 
  • What Happens to ONID Once You've Graduated - This information is more useful later in your College career so that you can prepare yourself for post-graduation changes. 

What are the main things I have access to?

  • Your ONID Account - Again, this is everything.
  • Your Gmail Mailbox - Make sure to send all of your school related emails through Gmail to ensure nothing gets blocked by spam filters!
  • MyOSU - This is the main host site where all of the Oregon State tools and services are located. This covers everything from - where your OSU ID? is located, to how to make tuition payments to OSU.
  • Citrix Remote Applications - Remote applications that can be used while on or off campus.
  • Service Desk Technical Support - We are here to help you with technology, so that you can focus on your school work as a student. We also manage all of these documents you are reading. Give us a call if you need help or want to provide feedback!

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