Student Planner 2013-2014

Information Technology Services - Student Accounts


Getting Started: Your Single Sign On ID (SSO ID)

To access your accounts, you will need to obtain your SSO Userid and choose a password. To do so, you must visit the following web address:

Once you know your SSO ID, you will be able to access various computing services. SSO IDs are created for you on the first day of classes. If you registered late, it could take up to 2 weeks for your accounts to be created.


The "MyGateway" site provides you with access to a course's online resources, as well as many other features such as: student e-mail; discussion forums; virtual chat; address book; a calendar and task list; Live Classroom; and a variety of other internet resources as well as MyView. To log on to "MyGateway," point your web browser to:


MyView@UMSL ( is the entry point to online student services for students, faculty and staff. MyView, driven by Oracle/Peoplesoft, provides one solution for several functions include:


Students will receive a Windows Live account, which includes e-mail, online file storage, and other services. A student's Live ID is, where username is the same as your UMSL SSOID. This will be the e-mail address used for all official University communications.

Your student email alias address will be:
Login to your e-mail at:

Getting Connected

UMSL provides VPN, and wireless for connecting to the internet. All services are accessed using your SSOID. For more information on network connectivity, please visit:

Broadband. If you have a broadband connection at home, such as DSL or a cable modem, you may connect to the campus network using Virtual Private Networking (VPN). Instructions and requirements for VPN can be found at:

Wireless. If you bring a laptop with a wireless network adapter that supports the 802.11b or 802.11g standards, you may connect using wireless. Campus WiFi "hotspots", instructions and requirements for wireless can be found at:

Network File Storage

Every UMSL student on campus has a personal network drive. This is a service that allows you to use your free space (up to 100MB for students) as a network drive to store your documents. These files can then be accessed from any computer lab or classroom computer (automatically maps as drive K: in the labs and classrooms) or from your home.

When you log into the computers in the labs and classrooms, your Network File Storage drive will be located in "My Computer". All files can be saved in this folder and be accessible from any lab or classroom computer. These are also accessible from home.

For more information on Network File Storage, as well as information on how to connect to this drive from your home computer, please visit the following webpage: