Student Accounts

All students receive a unique KU username (User ID) shortly after applying to the university. Upon acceptance, the username is mailed to the student's home address.

Once you know your username, activate your account by visiting and clicking the New applicant link. This process verifies your identity and lets you set up a password.

The KU username and password combination is used to access all systems including MyKU, email, campus wired and Wi-Fi networks, D2L, student payroll, lab computers, etc.

Students Frequently Asked Questionts (FAQs)

Do I have to use my KU email address?

All official university communications are sent to your KU email address, including important campus announcements and information, as well as communication from your professors. We recommend checking your KU email daily.