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Welcome to Shawnee State University!  As a Shawnee State student, you will have access to several tools that require a username and password.

On this webpage you will walk through logging in and setting up a password for each of these tools. If you have already accessed these accounts on your own, this is a good time to login to each one and make sure remember your username and password.

What you need to get started:

When you were accepted to Shawnee State University, you were assigned a Student ID Number. You will need this ID Number to proceed.

If you do not know your Student ID Number, please contact the Admissions Office at (740) 351-4772 or email admissions@shawnee.edu to inquire about your Student ID Number.

All of your accounts can be accessed from the Current Student Tab of the Shawnee State University website anytime you need them.

Let’s get started!

1. @MyMail Email – Office365 Account

The first account you need to set up is your Shawnee @MyMail Email Account.

Screenshot of @MyMail login page

SSU provides you with a Microsoft Office 365 account. This account is referred to as your @MyMail Email Account on camus.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud service that provides you with a Shawnee State University Email Address (username@MyMail.shawnee.edu) and grants you access to all of the applications in the Office 365 suite. The Office 365 Suite includes tools like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and your OneDrive Storage. These applications are provided at no cost to you as a student and can be installed on your personal devices to deliver you the tools you need to be a successful student.

Login Details

  • @MyMail Username: Your last name followed by first name initial (with a number if needed) followed by @mymail.Shawnee.edu. You will receive this information from admissions after you are accepted.
  • @MyMail Password: Your initial password is the first three letters of your last name, all upper case, followed by your Student ID Number.

Example:
Name: Shawn E. Bear
Username: bears2@mymail.shawnee.edu
Password: BEA123456

Setup @MyMail.shawnee.edu Microsoft Office 365 Account Now

Using the Login Details provided above, you can now setup your @MyMail.shawnee.edu Office 365 Account.

Before we begin, it is very important that you understand that you have two separate but similar accounts. Your @MyMail Account and your Network Account. They are both Microsoft accounts, BUT they are used for different purposes on campus.

If you try to use the same web browser to access both accounts, you will experience constant error messages and have difficulties using both accounts because the web browser wants to hold onto some of the security settings for each account and they will conflict.

Therefore, the Information Technology Service Desk suggests that you use a different web browser for each account. Once you select a browser for use with an account, you should keep the account and the web browser paired together for the best results.

Directions:
  1. Select a web browser that you intend to use to access your email and Office 365 on a regular basis.

    ITS strongly recommends using Microsoft Edge for your @MyMail account. Edge is designed to work with Office 365 so they should work well together for you.

    Computers running the Windows Operating System, should already have Microsoft Edge installed. The icon for the Microsoft Edge web browser looks like this:
    Microsoft Edge icon

    If you already have the Microsoft Edge web browser on your machine, open Edge and skip to Step 2.

    If you DO NOT have the Microsoft Edge web browser on your machine, you can install it by visiting: microsoft.com/en-us/edge

    After you download Edge, open the web browser and proceed to Step 2.
  2. Once in Microsoft Edge, visit office.com
  3. Follow the directions on the website. There you will be prompted to change your password upon your first login to your @MyMail.shawnee.edu Office 365 Account. Be sure to create a password that is easy for you to remember!
  4. Complete the Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) Setup when you change your password. It is very important that you complete this Self-Service Password Reset Setup. This will allow you to use the “Forgot Password” option later if you need it. Please do not skip this step!

Remember!
You have to set up two separate, but similar, accounts: Your Network Account and your @MyMail Account.

The setup process may feel repetitive because they are both Microsoft Accounts, BUT they are used for different purposes on campus, so please complete all of the steps for both accounts, including the set up of the Self Service Password Reset for BOTH accounts.

Next: Shawnee Network Account

2. Shawnee Network Account

The next account you will want to setup is your Shawnee Network Account.

This account provides access to many things including:

  • MySSU
  • Blackboard
  • The SSU App
  • Electronic Library Resources
  • Classroom and library computers on campus
  • The Shawnee Wi-Fi network

Login Details

  • Network Username: Your last name followed by your first name initial and @shawnee.edu (If your last name and first name initial are already in use by someone else at SSU you may have a number in your username.) You will receive this information from admissions after you are accepted.
  • Network Password: Your initial password is the first three letters of your last name, all upper case, followed by your Student ID Number.

Example:
Name: Shawn E. Bear
Username: bears2@shawnee.edu
Password: BEA123456

Setup Your Network Account Now

Using the Login Details provided above, you can now setup your Network Account.

Before we begin, it is very important that you understand that you have two separate but similar accounts. Your @MyMail Account and your Network Account. They are both Microsoft accounts, BUT they are used for different purposes on campus.

If you try to use the same web browser to access both accounts, you will experience constant error messages and have difficulties using both accounts because the web browser wants to hold onto some of the security settings for each account and they will conflict.

Therefore, the Information Technology Service Desk suggests that you use a different web browser for each account. Once you select a browser for use with an account, you should keep the account and the web browser paired together for the best results.

Directions:
  1. Select a web browser that you intend to use to access your Network Account and all of the resources you will access with this Network Account. (Specifically MySSU, the Electronic Library Resources, and Blackboard)

    ITS strongly recommends using Google Chrome for your Network Account resources. The icon for Google Chrome looks like this:
    Google Chrome icon

    If you already have the Google Chrome web browser on your machine, open Google Chrome and skip to Step 2.

    If you DO NOT have the Google Chrome web browser on your machine, you can install it by visiting: google.com/chrome/

    After you download Google Chrome, open the web browser and proceed to Step 2.
  2. Once in Google Chrome, visit myssu.shawnee.edu

    This will take you to the MySSU Login Screen. MySSU is Shawnee State’s student portal. The MySSU system is where you register for classes, view your grades, access financial aid, pay your bill, and receive official University communicationsScreenshot of MySSU login page
  3. Using the Login Details provided above, enter your username (Username@shawnee.edu) into the Username field on the top right corner.
    image of Username field GUI
  4. Click the Continue button.
  5. Next you will be redirected to a Microsoft Login Screen where you need to provide your network credentials again. Enter your Shawnee Network Account username (Username@shawnee.edu) AGAIN and click “Next”
    screenshot of Microsoft sign-in GUI
  6. Using the password format provided in the Login Details section above, enter your initial password for your Network Account into the Password field and Click “Sign in”
    screenshot of Microsoft sign-in GUI
  7. You will be prompted to change your password upon your first login to the MySSU Portal using your Network Account. Be sure to select a password that you can remember easily. Your new password must be a minimum of 8 characters.
  8. You will be directed to a Microsoft site to complete the Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) Setup once you change your password. It is very important that you complete this Self-Service Password Reset Setup. This will allow you to use the “Forgot Password” option later if you need it. Please do not skip this step! (It will all look like the same steps you took to set up your SSPR on your @MyMail account – you have two accounts and need to do all the same steps to set up the SSPR for each account separately)

Remember!
You have to set up two separate, but similar, accounts: Your Network Account and your @MyMail Account.

The setup process may feel repetitive because they are both Microsoft Accounts, BUT they are used for different purposes on campus, so please complete all of the steps for both accounts, including the set up of the Self Service Password Reset for BOTH accounts.