GVSU Accounts

A wide variety of technology services and computing resources will support your work at Grand Valley State University.  Before you can take advantage of those services, you must have a G-number and a GVSU network account and password.

Getting Started


  • New and incoming students, faculty and staff will receive a letter containing your G-number and your Network (Outlook, Wireless, Lab) username and password.
  • If you are already on campus and do not know your G-number, please call Records at 616-331-3327.
  • If you are already on campus and do not have, or have forgotten components of your Network username or password please contact the HelpDesk.
  • Non-GVSU affiliates can be sponsored for a Guest account.  Sponsors should complete the Guest account request form here.

GVSU Accounts faculty

Your GVSU Network account will be used to login to the following:

  • Your GVSU issued computer
  • GVSU Faculty/Staff Wireless
  • Labs & Classrooms (add @Office at the end of your username when logging into these computers)
  • Outlook (the following username will work when receiving email smithj@gvsu.edu, Jim.Smith@gvsu.edu, Jim_Smith@gvsu.edu)
  • Gmail
  • Blackboard
  • myBanner
  • Banner Admin

What are the requirements for GVSU Network Account password?

Click for help on how to change your GVSU Network Account password.

Click here to learn how to use self-service to reset your GVSU network account.

Note:  If you changed your name and you would like your username to change, visit www.gvsu.edu/myname for further instructions.

  • To reset your myBanner or Network password go to www.gvsu.edu/passwordreset
  • myBanner access is automatically granted based on your role at GVSU as a student, faculty, advisor or employee
  • To have your Banner Admin password reset you will need to call the Help Desk at 616-331-2101.
  • Use your network credentials to access Banner Admin and change your password.
  • Request access to Banner Admin for Business & Finance
  • Request access to Banner Admin for Student Records by contacting the Registrar's Office at regdept@gvsu.edu 
  • OnBase is the electronic Accounts Payable and document management system we use for submitting check requests, transfer requests, approving and processing invoices and for the electronic storage of documents associated with all of these functions.  OnBase 16, available to the campus community on May 7, 2017, is a web-based program, accessible to GVSU faculty and staff who are responsible for the oversight and processing of payments to vendors for goods and services. 
  • To have your Onbase Account password reset call the Help Desk at 616-331-2101.
  • To request Onbase access, contact your department coordinator who will work with the appropriate office for access

Many systems require a secure connection to the GVSU network via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

If a system requires VPN access; click on links below for instructions

If you have received a Duo Security Enrollment email, click on links below for instructions

  • To reset your unlock your Banner Workflow account call the Help Desk at 616-331-2101.
  • To request Banner Workflow access, contact your department coordinator who will work with the appropriate office for access.

We have expanded self-service options for students, faculty and staff to be able to reset your GVSU network account password.  Along with this enhancement, you will also be able to use your GVSU Network credentials when logging into Banner Self-Service (SSB) or Internet Native Banner (INB). This feature will be available for Banner SSB on January 15, 2018.  The Banner INB login using your network credentials will be released shortly thereafter, so look for the change!

To reset your network password, you will first need to provide a personal email address and/or a primary cell phone number in Banner SSB to receive a unique, secure code that will authorize you to make the change. 

  • Login to myBanner and on the Personal Information tab, under Addresses and Phones, add a Primary Cell Phone and/or under E-mail Addresses, add a Personal email.
  • For further details, check out this videotutorial .

Once you’ve successfully saved a personal email and/or cellular phone number in myBanner, you’ll be able to use the Password Reset tool.

GVSU Accounts Student

Your GVSU Network account will be used to login to the following:

  • Gmail
  • Computer Labs
  • Wireless
  • Laker Jobs
  • My Student Data
  • myBanner

Click here to reset your network password.

Note:  If you changed your name and you would like your username to change, visit www.gvsu.edu/myname for further instructions.

  • My Student Data provides a way for students to access their private(N:) drive from their personal computer
  • Question: How much storage are students allowed to have?

    25GB max

  • How to login to My Student Data
  • All undergraduate and graduate students who have registered for classes should have a Handshake profile linked to their student email. Log in to Handshake using your GVSU network credentials.

We have expanded self-service options for students, faculty and staff to be able to reset your GVSU network account password.  Along with this enhancement, you will also be able to use your GVSU Network credentials when logging into Banner Self-Service (SSB) or Internet Native Banner (INB). This feature will be available for Banner SSB on January 15, 2018.  The Banner INB login using your network credentials will be released shortly thereafter, so look for the change!

To reset your network password, you will first need to provide a personal email address and/or a primary cell phone number in Banner SSB to receive a unique, secure code that will authorize you to make the change. 

  • Login to myBanner and on the Personal Information tab, under Addresses and Phones, add a Primary Cell Phone and/or under E-mail Addresses, add a Personal email.
  • For further details, check out this videotutorial .

Once you’ve successfully saved a personal email and/or cellular phone number in myBanner, you’ll be able to use the Password Reset tool.