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  1. Before you can set up your OUNet Account, you will need to retrieve your OUNetID. Your OUNetID is your username that you will use to access University websites and services.
  2. Visit the Account Management page at
  3. Click on “Retrieve OUNetID” and enter your Social Security Number and your date of birth to retrieve your OUNetID.  
  4. After retrieving your OUNetID, return to the Account Management page at
  5. Click on “Setup Account” and enter your date of birth and either your OUNetID or (faculty/staff only) Social Security Number to set up your account.

Following account activation, your OUNetID acts as your username for accessing all online services, such as e-mail, enrollment and grades, course materials, computer labs, or OU Libraries resources.

OU IT helps prepare you for emergency situations with the Emergency Communication System and ICEdot.

  • OU's emergency communication system contacts you by text, phone, and e-mail in case of emergency. Set up your methods of contact via your accounts page.
  • ICEdot helps EMS providers deliver the right medical care or contact your loved ones in case of emergencies.

Students have free and complete access to Office 365. This includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and all your favorite Microsoft tools to keep you organized.

Visit our IT Software Catalog to find a complete list of free software available to you based on your role (faculty, staff, or student). 

It pays to be a student! Get discounts on technology with your student ID or OU email address at participating locations.

Do you have the tech knowledge you need to maximize your first semester here at OU? OU recommends that all students complete Tech Bootcamp in Canvas prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Visit to get started.

Don't forget how to access technology services on campus! You can download our quick start guide here or stop by our table at Sooner Orientation Weekend to get your copy.