Technology Support Center

BGSU E-mail Account Creation

 

A BGSU e-mail account is a free account available to all current and admitted BGSU students, faculty and staff.  With your account, you will have access to your e-mail, contacts and calendar on the BGSU's Exchange Server.  As a member of the BGSU community, you will also need this account to get access to various online resources, including the MyBGSU web portal, MyFiles, ePortfolio, to login to a Windows system in any BSGU computer lab or office, etc. It's for this reason that your BGSU userid and password are also called your authentication userid and password.

With your BGSU ID

If you have a BGSU ID number and a computer with Internet access, you can register for a BGSU account using a current version of Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari by accessing the BGSU Account Registration Page. Use these instructions to complete the process.

If you need help, please contact the TSC and a staff member will assist you. At Firelands Campus, please visit the Main Lab in room 231 North for assistance.

  First Time You Can Use Your Account

After you complete the registration process, your BGSU e-mail account is created in approximately one hour. You will also use your BGSU account to login to the MyBGSU enterprise portal and that access is available as soon as your BGSU account is created.  Your eLearning (Blackboard) account is created approximately 1 hour after your BGSU e-mail account is created.  You will use the same Username and Password to access BGSU E-mail, MyBGSU and eLearning, MyFiles, ePortfolio plus others.

Office E-mail/Calendar Accounts

Some departments and organizations require an e-mail account that is accessible by more than one person, such as choosebgsu@bgsu.edu. This is called a multi-user account. A multi-user account allows more than one person to read and reply to messages sent to the departmental address. To obtain this type of account, a departmental representative must complete the application form available online.