New User Setup: SSO, Password, Email

As a new student, you will want to activate your SSO username and password which serves as your official UMSL login for many of the tasks. You will need your student number (12345678) that was included in your Admissions packet or listed on your Triton Portal. Activating your SSO and password also creates your official UMSL email (, which serves as the primary communication tool between you and UMSL. To login for your email or UMSL Google Drive, you will use - but your email you give to others is 

Click the separate SSO, password and email links to create these accounts. For additional assistance, watch the new user setup video below.

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As an UMSL student, there are many programs and accounts you will want to get yourself acquainted with in order to communicate successfully with your teachers, peers and other offices. The University uses a variety of avenues to communicate with students. Please watch this video overview on how to setup your SSO, password, and UMSL email account. We will then provide an overview of how to log into our various portals with this login information.


MyGateway is our central portal for all UMSL student applications including student email access, Canvas course management, MyView enrollment and payment services, MyDegree academic progress, MyConnect advising services, MyDrive Google services and much more. SSO required.

Click here for an eLearning or Graduate student version of this tutorial.


MyView is the portal for all UMSL self service applications including enrollment, paying for courses, financial aid, grades, emergency notification and more. Review this short video that provides a quick overview of how to provide eConsent  and use this portal. 

Stay Connected with Zoom and Google Hangouts

Use these guides to setup a Zoom call or Google Hangouts chat to stay connected with your friends, fellow classmates, faculty and staff. UMSL Student can learn how to gain access to your UMSL Zoom Premium Account access here.


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Virtual Backgrounds to Use on Zoom

Enjoy these great backgrounds of University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus by downloading - UMSL Virtual Backgrounds

UMSL Students -- FREE access to Office 365

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your login with the format
  3. Click "Next".
  4. You will be directed to authenticate your University credentials. Enter your password and click "Sign In".
  5.  From there you can use the tools from a browser or you can download/install the applications on your computer.
For more information about Microsoft Office 365 and resources.

UMSL Students -- How To Setup MyDrive (Google Apps)

  1. Activate Your MyDrive Account. 
  2. Login using your and your password for UMSL. Login to UMSL MyDrive Here
  3. Start using and collaborating with your acccount.
Please visit if you need to reset your Google password.

Keep Learning: Student UMSL Resource

This site provides resources for students to help in the transition to remote and online instruction (internet access, managing your time, communication tips, staying organized as an Online Student, etc.).

Adding and Dropping Courses at UMSL Tutorial Videos

Use the walkthroughs below to help you add or drop a class or visit the Office of the Registrar's website for step by step instructions..

UMSL Schedule Planner Tutorial Video

Use Schedule Planner to find your ideal schedule. For a tutorial click below or visit the Office of the Registrar's page to learn more.

UMSL Help Desk

If you continue to have any technology concerns contact UMSL's Information Technology Help Desk at 314-516-6034, stop by MSC 190 or email (Password-related requests are best handled over the phone or in person).