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Access to Student Accounts

Student Status

Depending on your status as a student, access to certain accounts may be limited.

Main Accounts

Students have two main accounts. A Gmail account (email) and a Microsoft Account. Below are the default passwords to both accounts.

New Students

The default password is the first letter of your first name, the first letter of your last name, your birth date followed by an uppercase LU. (flmmddyyyyLU) Ex. Jane Doe born January 01, 2001 would have a default password of jd01012001LU.

Access your Gmail Account

Do this first!

The first thing you should do is access your Gmail account.

Watch Gmail Login Video

Help me log into my Gmail account

Access your Microsoft Account

Do this second!

The second thing you should do is log into your Microsoft account.

Watch Microsoft Login Video

Help me log into my Microsoft account

Access your Single Sign-On (SSO) account

Do this last!

The SSO is Loyola's application portal.  Your SSO credentials are the Microsoft Credentials you setup in Step 2.  

Watch SSO login video

Log into SSO

Microsoft Credentials

New students are required to change their Microsoft password the first time they log in to This is why it is important for all new students to go to and reset their password before going to the SSO.

The Microsoft account credentials will be the username and password for the following systems. Whenever the password changes at, it will automatically change on all of these systems.

  • LORA Self-Service
  • Medicat Health Portal
  • Loyola wifi
  • Papercut (printing in the library)
  • (lab application portal)
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Wolf Deck