Step 3 - Set Up your BuckeyeMail Account


BuckeyeMail ( is your official university email account. Important and time-sensitive business communications from Ohio State – such us your enrollment registration window notification and communications from your instructors – will be emailed to your BuckeyeMail account. To set up your account:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Ohio State username and password
  3. Select Change Email Delivery
  4. Select Create my BuckeyeMail account and submit

Once your request has been processed (allow up to 90 minutes), you'll be able to log in at Check your email several times a week until school begins, and then daily.

Microsoft Office 365

Your BuckeyeMail also gives you access to Microsoft Office 365, which Ohio State students are eligible to use for free. Your Office 365 ID is your full BuckeyeMail address and the password you chose when you activated your Ohio State username in Step 2. For directions on how to download Office 365, visit