Banner is Buffalo State’s official system of record. It is also used for online registration/grading. You will use the Banner system to view class rosters, grant overrides, view general student information and enter grades. As a new faculty member, you will be assigned a Banner ID number and default PIN.

Step 1: Find your Banner ID number

If you don't know your Banner ID number, the first step is to visit the address below to look up your number: 

Step 2: Change your Banner PIN

Once you have your Banner ID, you should change your default PIN. When you logon to Banner for the first time, you’ll receive a message that your PIN has expired, and you’ll be prompted to create a new one.

  1. Visit the faculty/staff Banner page.
  2. Click the Banner button and then click the Log in to Banner link.
  3. In the User ID box, enter your Banner ID.
  4. In the PIN box, enter your DOB in MMDDYY format.
  5. When prompted to change your PIN, enter your DOB again in the Re-enter Old PIN box.
  6. Type your new PIN in both the New PIN and Re-enter new PIN boxes, click Login.
  7. Enter a Security Question and Answer when prompted. The question should be something that only you know the answer to, and the answer should be short (e.g. What is my mothers’s maiden name?).
Please Note: Your new Banner PIN must be at least six letters/numbers long, and is case sensitive.

Request assistance

For assistance accessing your Banner account, please call the IT Help Desk at (716) 878-4357 or open a Login Assistance ticket. For all other questions or issues/errors related to Banner, please open a Banner Issue ticket.


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