Student Services

OSU provides a number of tools to serve our students. Register for classes, update your address, order transcripts, and more using MyOSU.

Follow your progress toward your degree with MyDegrees. Log into MyOSU, click on Student tab, under My Student Stuff click on "MyDegrees", then click teh Submit MyDegrees box.

Don't get caught unawares; know the university dates and deadlines by keeping an eye on the academic calendar.

Stay in touch with instructors, advisors, and others via your ONID email account. Also, you may access many of your services using your ONID login credentials.

Wouldn't it be great if all of these tools were available in one place? Check out the OSU portal. From this one place you can access all your university services, receive important announcements, and stay connected with your campus activities.

Are you a veteran? If so you should check out the numerous services that OSU provides to our veteran students.

MyOSU

MyOSU provides registration & degree progress tracking tools, the ability to manage your personal information, and access to your student records.


How do I access MyOSU?

You may login to MyOSU for the first time using your student identification number and GAP (general access PIN). The GAP is initially your date of birth (mmddyy). Upon your initial login you will be prompted to change your GAP to another six digit number known only to you. Do not share this number with anyone. You will also be directed to establish a question and answer to be used to reset your GAP should you forget it.

After establishing your GAP number you then login to the ONID email system using your student ID and GAP number. Here you will establish your ONID username and password. Once your ONID username and password are established use those credentials to login to MyOSU.


What is available to me in MyOSU?

MyOSU permit you to conduct much of your business with the university. From MyOSU you may add/drop/withdraw courses, update your current mailing address, view unofficial transcripts, order official transcripts, view & pay your bill, and review financial aid information.

ONID

Your ONID login credentials are used to gain access to campus computers, your OSU email account, Blackboard, the OSU wireless network, Interlibrary loan, 2 GB of storage space, and more.


How do I activate my ONID account?

Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu and choose “Sign Up For ONID” from the upper-left hand column.

  1. Identify Yourself
    1. Enter your OSU ID number
    2. Set your birth date
    3. Enter your first name
    4. Enter your last name
    5. Click “Submit”
  2. Read Acceptable Use Policy
    1. Read the acceptable use policy
    2. Click “I Agree”
  3. Set Password
    1. Read the instructions and create a password that meets the restrictions
    2. Enter your password twice
    3. Click “Set Password”
  4. Set Alternate Contact Information
    1. Enter your cell phone number
    2. Enter an alternate email address
    3. Click “Submit". This information will be used to contact you if you forget your ONID password.
  5. You're Finished
    1. You should now be on a page that says, “Your ONID account has been created!” Make a note of your ONID username, email address, forwarding address, if you set one, and the Web address of your personal OSU web page.
    2. You should also receive email confirmation in your ONID inbox verifying the information displayed on the “Your ONID account has been created!” page.

For help:

Visit the OSU Computer Helpdesk Web page, http://oregonstate.edu/is/tss/och/, for the current operating hours and various contact methods including phone, email, live chat and a web-based help request form.


Who is eligible for an ONID account?

Admitted students are eligible for an ONID account, but the account only remains active if the student enrolls for their term of admission. Registered students, employees, faculty, emeriti, COCC dual enrolled students, and OSU Associates (to learn more about this status visit the visit the ID Center website) are all eligible for an ONID account as long as their association with the university remains active.

How do I Login to ONID?

Open the ONID page, choose "Login To ONID" and enter your ONID username and password when prompted.

Troubleshooting tips:

  • If you’ve forgotten your ONID username and/or password, you may use or OSU ID# and GAP to access the system and reset your password.
  • If your GAP is correct, but ONID is not recognizing it, then you can call the ONID OSU Computer Helpdesk at 541-737-3474.
  • If you have forgotten your GAP, return to MyOSU, enter your OSU ID#, choose Forgot GAP, answer your security question, reset your GAP, return to ONID, and use your new GAP to reset your password.
  • If you are unable to answer the security question and reset your GAP you will need assistance. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar, 541-737-4331; faculty/staff/associates should contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk, 541-737-3474.

Guidelines for Release of Email Addresses

The following guidelines, defined by the vice provost for information services and the university registrar, apply to the release of email addresses in compliance with FERPA and OSU’s policy, Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources, which states, "The electronic mail system shall not be used for "broadcasting" of unsolicited mail (unless authorized by the department chair or unit head) or for sending chain letters. (Broadcast = More than one person as recipient. Unsolicited = Without authorization.)

The communication system shall not be used for sending of material that reasonably would be considered obscene, offensive, or threatening by the recipient or another viewer of the material. See Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources.

Authorizing Agents:

  • Unit heads can authorize unsolicited broadcast emails to recipients within the unit.
  • The special assistant to the provost can authorize unsolicited broadcast emails to faculty and staff.
  • The Registrar's Office can authorize unsolicited broadcast requests to the entire student body or to smaller groups of students, e.g. undergraduates on the Corvallis campus.

Criteria for Authorization of Student Email Messages:

  • The purpose of the email must be related to the university's educational mission with specific relationship to the students being contacted.
  • The email must be memo style, not promotional, and must not appear to be advertising.
  • Parameters used for selecting the student recipients should be so defined that only students who possibly might be interested will be contacted.
  • Student surveys may be approved if the survey will provide data that will improve the unit's services or offerings to students.

Prohibited Messages:

  • Sales of any kind.
  • Anything for profit.
  • Anything viewed as advertising, even for academic or university business, even if there is no fee.

Denied requestors are encouraged to use the postal service.

Academic Calendar

OUS 5-Year Calendar

Need to make plans for a future term for which the academic calendar is not yet published? Check out the Oregon University System 5-year calendar. This calendar defines the beginning and ending dates of each term for the next five years. The OUS 5-year calendar is published on the web by OUS.

Note: OSU will begin observance of Veteran's Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The fall term schedule for the 2015–2016 academic year has been adjusted to accommodate this decision and classes will begin on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

The OSU Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is an important tool. Refer to it regularly to keep track of important dates and deadlines. The calendar is populated several terms in advance so you can plan ahead. You can also download events to your own personal calendars for easy reference or to create reminders for yourself.