Students will use a variety of accounts and tools while they are students at OSU-Cascades. Here is the information new students will need to create set up the various tools OSU students will use.

Technology Checklist

OSU Email

Set up your OSU email account, also known as ONID:

  1. Visit the Set-Up Page
  2. or click on the Sign Up for ONID
  3. If you have any issues go here and watch the video on "how to create an ONID account." 
  4. Be sure to save your ONID and password, you will use this for all OSU login access.
HINT: Don't miss any new info, check your OSU email throughout the summer!

OSU (ONID Gmail) email can also be accessed through your Google Apps for OSU.
Check out the suggestions for missing important emails. Note that all faculty and staff are required to email student's OSU email.
Set up OSU Email on your phone.


    Getting Started Guide

    Log-in to MyOregonState using your ONID and password and you will be able to access most of the resources and tools you will need at OSU-Cascades. Select the Cascades campus in the Profile menu.

    Tools you can navigate from MyOregonState:

    • CANVAS - OSU student online learning system
    • Finances - financial aid and scholarship, billing
    • Registration and Class Schedules


    Zoom OSU video meetings tool

    Students will have Zoom account access directly for OSU. Using their ONID as a log-in sets the student up for Zoom session uses with advisors, tutoring, study groups and for classes.

    Duo for Oregon State

    Duo is a two-step login to protect your OSU account. Duo is required for confidential financial information. This includes direct deposit information, W-2’s and other forms containing Social Security number.

    How do I enable two-step login?
    Follow the steps found on the OSU Duo website to set up Duo for Oregon State on your smartphone or tablet. If you have any issues or questions with the two-step login system go to or contact the IS Service Desk.

    What if I don’t have a smartphone or tablet?

    • Hardware Token
      You can use a hardware token purchased at the cashier's desk in OSU-Cascades Academic/Dining Building.
      Once purchased you must add it to your account.
    • Special-Access Kiosks
      Use the special-access kiosk in Tykeson Hall First Floor Lobby available during building hours.