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Student Orientation Guide

Important information for new students of SUNY Downstate

Accounts & Email

Your NetID account authenticates your login to multiple campus systems including email, Banner, Blackboard Learn and wifi.

You can change your NetID password using your campus email account.  When you change your NetID password, remember that it is changed for all of these logins.

About your Downstate O365 Account: Email and more!

Downstate uses Microsoft O365 (Exchange) for our campus email system. Your O365 account is more than just email, however. It gives you access to:

  • Microsoft OneDrive:  1 terabyte (1,000 Gb) of cloud storage and backup. Access and synchronize your files across multiple computers, tablets — even on your phone.
  • Web versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote
  • Fully installable desktop versions of Microsoft Office 365 for Mac or Windows

About Downstate Email

Login Info

  • Login: http://portal.office.com
  • Username: Your Downstate email address (e.g., "george.washington@downstate.edu")
  • Password: Your NetID (network) password

Set up your Downstate email on your phone/tablet's email app.  Choose the "Exchange" option, use your email address as your username, and you will be up and running in no time!

Setup on iOS (Apple) devices

Setup Outlook on Android devices

Office 365 Frequently Asked Questions