IT Resources for Students

Getting Started with Technology at Ohio State

  • Username and password: Manage your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password at Remember to update your password every 180 days.
  • Wi-Fi: Stay connected across campus with osuwireless, an encrypted network you can access using your username and password. Tap in to the unencrypted WiFi@OSU to help configure your device for osuwireless.
  • Email: Your BuckeyeMail email address and Office 365 ID is Check your university email at
  • Free software: You can also download free Microsoft software and access Web apps at, using your Office 365 ID.
  • BuckeyeBar: The BuckeyeBar offers face-to-face technology consultation for connecting laptops and mobile devices to use email and wireless, downloading site-licensed software, speeding up a sluggish laptop, removing viruses and more.
  • Computers: Be sure your computer meets Ohio State’s minimum capability requirements. If you are in need of a new device, stop by Tech Hub for discounted laptops, tablets and more.
  • Carmen: View grades and class content, and interact with instructors and peers, all through Ohio State’s learning management system at
  • BuckeyeLink: Schedule classes, update contact information and pay fees from BuckeyeLink’s Student Center at
  • BuckeyeBox: Collaborate with instructors and classmates in the cloud using your free BuckeyeBox account to share files. Log in at
  • Ohio State app: Download the free Ohio State app for iOS and Android to keep campus in your pocket. Maps, bus schedules, class schedules, grades, accounts and more will be at your fingertips.

Technology Training & Information Resources

Key Links and Information:

Resource Map


Click to find computer labs, BuckeyeBar locations and Digital Unions at the Columbus campus.

Services for On-Campus Residents