Activate Your OHIO ID

Your OHIO ID and password are your keys to most online services at Ohio University. If you are new to the university, returning after an extended absence, or if you do not yet have any secret questions set, you will need to activate your OHIO ID.

Please follow the appropriate instructions below:

Current Students, Faculty and Staff

If you are already using your OHIO ID but have yet to set your secret questions, you can do so here:

New Students, Faculty and Staff

Before following the activation link below, make sure you have your PID. This number can be found on your Ohio ID or for students, also letter of admission.

If you have any problems activating your OHIO ID, please contact the Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or

If you are a faculty/staff member who is also enrolled for 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