Activate Your OHIO ID

Your OHIO ID and password are your login credentials most online services at Ohio University. If you are new to the University or returning after an extended absence, you will need to activate your OHIO ID. 

  • Activate your OHIO ID - PID required. This 9 digit number can be found on your University ID Card. New students, your PID will be on your letter of admission.

If you need help activating your OHIO ID, please contact the Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or

Faculty and Staff

Custom OHIO IDs

New employees can choose a custom OHIO ID during activation. To do so, simply complete your activation before your official start date. If you activate on or after your start date, the system will assign you a default OHIO ID, and you will not be able to change it.

Student OHIO ID for taking classes

If you are a faculty/staff member who is enrolled in one or more classes, you will have both a faculty/staff OHIO ID and a student OHIO ID. To avoid missing any class-related messages, you should activate your student OHIO ID. 

If you need help, please contact the Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or