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Your OUNet Account is your key to accessing OU's technology resources.

To setup your account, please visit account.ou.edu first using a friend's computer, the OUGuest wifi network, or one of OU IT's 800+ lab computers. You will need your OUNet ID or Social Security Number.  Your OUNet ID, or 4+4, is the first four letters of your last name (lowercase) plus the last four digits of your 9-digit Sooner ID number.

Following account activation, your OUNet ID 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 offers high speed Internet access in all University-owned housing and most public areas. Additionally, convenient, secure wifi blankets campus, including almost all academic buildings and most outdoor common areas.

  • Register your computer on OU's networks
  • Connect through wireless*
  • Plug in to OU's wired network**

*Be sure to connect to OUWIFI and NOT OUGUEST. Many of OU IT's services are not available through OUGUEST for security reasons.

**OU IT strongly recommends connecting to the wired network for activities that require large amounts of bandwidth like online gaming and streaming movies from Netflix.

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.

OU IT is now offering Microsoft Office and the Microsoft Windows Ultimate upgrade available to students COMPLETELY FREE.

Download at downloads.ou.edu.

The OU IT Store offers better-than-education discounts on a full line of hardware, software, iPods, and accessories from names you trust, like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Adobe, and Microsoft.

Bundles - The OU IT Store also works with colleges across campus, such as Fine Arts, Journalism, and Architecture, to offer heavily discounted and specialized hardware and software bundles.

Shop now:

  • In person at 329 W. Boyd on Historic Campus Corner
  • Online at itstore.ou.edu

OU IT assigns all students, faculty, and staff an @OU.edu e-mail address and Exchange mailbox upon creation of the your OUNet Account. Your default e-mail address is based on your name and will look something like this: First.MI.Last-1@ou.edu.

Log in to your OUNet Account to:

  • Change your e-mail alias (i.e., sooner@ou.edu)
  • Set up your spam filter
  • Forward your e-mail off campus

Check your e-mail through Outlook Web App or connect to Exchange with a client or mobile device.

Want to add @ou.edu email to your mobile device? Check out our convenient self-help articles or call (405) 325-HELP.

Security is a critical part of your technology experience. Take a look at our Security Top Ten Videos to get started.

OU IT offers a number of different ways to get help anytime and anywhere you need it. Call us at (405) 325-HELP (4357). We also offer a self-help portal, IT Answers, at itanswers.ou.edu. Visit us in person at one of our convenient service center locations or email needhelp@ou.edu.

Visit our New Student FAQs page for more answers to frequently asked questions at move in!

All new students recieve the GET CONNECTED booklet from OU IT detailing our technology services. Lost your booklet or want a digital copy? Click here to download this year's GET CONNECTED booklet!

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