Students

Are you #New2OSU? Follow this list to help kick start your Buckeye Journey!

 

To get started, visit my.osu.edu to activate your Ohio State identity, set your preferred email delivery method and create your BuckeyeBox account.

 

Continue setting up your Ohio State accounts

 

Technology Resources for Students

IT Service Desk

Need help with your IT services or devices? The IT Service Desk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist. Walk-in support is also available at our two BuckeyeBar locations.

ocio.osu.edu/help

(614) 688-HELP (4357)

TDD: (614) 68-8743

 

Email

All students receive an Ohio State email address that can be forwarded to BuckeyeMail, our student email service. Your BuckeyeMail address is your Ohio State Username (lastname.#)  @buckeyemail.osu.edu.

buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

BuckeyeBox

Collaborate with instructors and classmates in the cloud using your free BuckeyeBox account to share files with unlimited storage.

box.osu.edu

 

Digital Learning

Brush up on skills or learn about a new subject for free. Several digital resources make learning more affordable, like our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) taught by Ohio State instructors with real assignments and deadlines, the digital bookstore, which features digital, interactive content from Ohio State faculty, and iTunes U, the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content.

go.osu.edu/moocs

digitalbookstore.osu.edu

go.osu.edu/itunesu

 

Student Tech Forum

Are you interested in the development of technology support and services at the university? The Student Tech Forum is an ongoing series of focus groups and events that harness student feedback to inform the direction of information technology at Ohio State.

For more information about future events:

Subscribe to the email list

 

Security

Your choices online can greatly impact the safety of your personal information. Learn best practices to help you protect yourself and
your computer.

cybersecurity.osu.edu

 

Ohio State Username

Activate your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and Password to access Ohio State systems. Your password must be changed every 180 days.

my.osu.edu

 

Carmen

Get to know Carmen to manage course content and interact with instructors and classmates. It provides online access to assignments, syllabuses, discussion forums, class lists, announcements and more. 

carmen.osu.edu

 

Ohio State App

Download the free Ohio State app to keep campus in your pocket. Maps, bus schedules, class schedules, grades, accounts and more will be at your fingertips.

go.osu.edu/osuapp

 

Tech Hub

Stop by Tech Hub, Ohio State’s official technology store for exclusive discounts on computers, tablets and software. A portion of Tech Hub sales go back to student programs. Don’t forget to check out the Student Developer Kit or apply for one of our Student Project Development Grants. 

techhub.osu.edu

 

Phone Service

South Campus Gateway apartments and regional campus housing areas have standard phone service included for residents. Phone service is optional in all other locations.

ocio.osu.edu/phone

 

BuckeyeLink

Schedule classes, update contact info, find your OSUID number and pay fees from BuckeyeLink’s Student Center.

buckeyelink.osu.edu

 

Wireless

Connect to secure high-speed wireless internet through the osuwireless network on campus. Devices can be configured by first connecting to the WiFi@OSU network, opening a browser and following the instructions. 

go.osu.edu/secure_wifi

 

Microsoft Office 365

Receive Microsoft Office 365 for your computer and mobile devices free through the Student Advantage program. You can install copies on up to five computers, five tablets and five phones.

go.osu.edu/office

 

U.OSU

Build your own Wordpress website or blog on U.OSU. Use this university-supported platform to share independent work as a portfolio, enhance project visibility, communicate within groups and represent organizations.

u.osu.edu 

 

Digital Unions

Find the technology and support you need at one of five state-of-the-art multimedia labs located across our Columbus campus. All facilities offer computer stations, and each location has unique additional features, such as 3-D printing, A/V production equipment and collaboration spaces. 

digitalunion.osu.edu

 

Television Service

Enjoy basic cable television in the residence halls and South Campus Gateway apartments. Channel listings and information about upgrading to premium channels are available.

ocio.osu.edu/cabletv

 

Software

Download a variety of software for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX/Linux at reduced or no cost.

ocio.osu.edu/software