Set up your Student Gmail password

Setting up your Student Gmail account is easy!  Using info provided in Banner, you can simply sign-in at with your school email address and default password. Here's how:

Step 1: Login to Banner

The first step is to sign into your Banner account:

  1. Visit the student Banner page
  2. Choose the Log in to Banner link
  3. Enter your User ID and PIN, then click Login
Please Note: Your default PIN will be the six numbers for your date-of-birth in MMDDYY format. If you've signed in previously but are having trouble accessing Banner, try resetting your PIN by entering your Banner ID and then clicking "Forgot PIN". After answering your security question you can create a new PIN.

Step 2: Sign-in to Gmail with your default password

The next step is to look up your default password in Banner and then sign into Gmail:

  1. Navigate to Banner's Personal Information section
  2. Choose the Setup or Reset Student Gmail Password link
  3. Write down or copy the eight character password displayed next to "Your Default Password is". This password is case sensitive.

Your email address and default password appear at the top

Important! DON'T CLICK THE RESET BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM unless you have logged into Student Gmail previously and have forgotten your password.
  1. Go to and sign-in with your school email address and your default password

Step 3: Set up 2-Step Verification

The final step is to set up 2-Step Verification for your account:

Setup 2-Step Verification for your Student Gmail account

If you have questions about multi-factor authentication, please review the MFA frequently asked questions page.  

Request assistance

If you have previously activated your account but forgot your Student Gmail password, learn how to reset your password. If you need further assistance, please call the IT Help Desk at (716) 878-4357 or open a Login Assistance ticket. We also have a general account orientation video available at this link.


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