Step 2 - Activate your Ohio State Username and BuckeyePass

This step only needs to be completed once. If you are already registered and have activated your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and BuckeyePass, please continue to Step 3.

  1. Visit
  2. Select “Activate Now!” in the left sidebar.
  3. Follow the instructions to activate your Ohio State Username (last name.#).

You also need to set up BuckeyePass, a multifactor authentication service you will use to log in to many Ohio State services, such as My Buckeye Link, the secure site where you will register for classes.

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Register/Manage Devices” in the right sidebar.
  3. Follow the instructions to finish setting up BuckeyePass.

For more detailed instructions and help with BuckeyePass, visit