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Why do I have a Loyola Microsoft account?

All faculty, staff and students have a Loyola Microsoft account.  This account allows you to download Office 365 to personal computers.  The account also facilitates logging in to many of our campus systems.  To learn more about what systems use the Microsoft credentials and how to login, please click the button below.


Microsoft account

How do I login to my Loyola Microsoft account?

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Your Loyola Microsoft account credentials will allow you access to Office 365 (free as long as you are enrolled), LoynoSecure Wifi, Medicat Public Health Portal, LORA Self-Service, and (lab application portal).  

To use your Loyola Microsoft account to gain access to the systems listed above, follow these instructions. Note: It is important to do this before you access the other systems.

1. Go to

2. Click the red sign-in button on the left side of the screen. (Be careful not to automatically login to a personal Microsoft account you may have. To avoid conflicts with a personal Microsoft account, go to the three vertical dots at the upper right corner of your browser. Select New Incognito Window or New Private Window, then go to

3. Sign in with the following credentials.

Username: your full Loyola email address (include the

New Student Password: Use your default password, the first letter of your first name, the first letter of your last name, your birth date, and an uppercase LU. flmmddyyyyLU  Ex. Jane Doe was born on January 1, 2001 (jd01012001LU)

4. You will be asked to change your password. The current password would be the one you signed in with, in this case, the default. Then you will make up a new password. The requirements are a. at least 8 characters, at least one uppercase letter, and at least one number. A passphrase is also acceptable as long as it meets the stated requirements.  (This new password will also be your SSO password.)

5. You will be asked for more information. Click "Next."

6. Enter a recovery phone number and email address. This will allow you to reset your password if needed.

Note:  Every time you change your Microsoft password, your password will change on the following systems, as well.


Lora Self Service
Loyno Secure wifi
Papercut printing on campus (lab application portal)

Faculty and Staff

All of the above
file server (eshare)