Getting Started for OSU Stillwater Students
Let us start by saying, "Welcome!" We understand that there's a lot to learn before getting started at OSU. Which is why we have this summary page of key IT services offered on campus, how to access them, and a few frequently asked questions. Some of these steps may not be available until you are on campus or until you've enrolled in a class. If you have any problems call or email the IT Helpdesk.
1. Activate your Orange Key (O-Key) campus account
Use your O-Key account to access OSU services, including email, Wi-Fi, and online
courses. Undergraduate students and graduate students should receive an email with instructions
to setup their O-Key account when they become 'Admitted' students.
O-Key account passwords expire every 120 days. If you haven't already, visit http://okey.okstate.edu/ and click “Activate your O-Key Account” to get started.
2. Accessing your OSU Email
Email is crucial for keeping up with the latest OSU announcements and sending and
receiving messages from professors. OSU uses "Cowboy Mail" which is based off Microsoft
3. Accessing MyOKSTATE and course materials
MyOKSTATE (my.okstate.edu) is the central hub for accessing most OSU services, including email and digital classroom materials through Canvas. Most OSU Services can be found here. You might need to wait up to 30 minutes after activating your O-Key account before MyOKSTATE will allow you in.
4. University provided software
Students are provided an Office 365 subscription at no additional cost which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and more. On your laptop or PC login to Office 365 and click "Install Office" to get started.
5. Laptops, PCs and tablets
IT doesn’t recommend any specific laptops, PCs, tablets, or smartphones; although
your college or major may have its own requirements or needs. You should make sure
your laptop meets Microsoft's Office 365 system requirements. Most modern laptops and computers meet them.
6. ID card
You will use your university ID card for checking out library books, using your meal plan, or accessing your residential building. You will receive your ID card during New Student orientation. Learn more about OSU ID cards.
7. Campus Wi-Fi
The OSU campus has Wi-Fi in most areas. You must be enrolled in a course before you may connect to “EDUROAM” Wi-Fi using your O-Key email address and password. Learn more about Campus Wi-Fi.
8. Computer labs and remote printing stations
IT runs computer labs in Math Sciences 108 and the 4th floor of the Classroom Building (not the North CLB). Other computer labs can be found around campus such as the large computer lab found in the Library.
Remote printing is a technology which allows you to submit print requests to printing stations around campus. This means you don't have to bring a personal printer. See printing locations and details.