Step 2 - Activate your Ohio State Username

This step is only for students new to the university who don't already have their Ohio State username and password.

You will receive an email from the university once your identity is created. At that time, follow the directions below to set up your account.

To activate your Ohio State Username:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the Activate Now button
  3. Follow the instructions to activate your Ohio State Username (last name.#)