Student IDs and Passwords

The following is important information for students logging into Oakton computers, the myOakton portal and email.

The format for student login IDs (including online course IDs and Oakton email addresses) is:

<first initial><up to first seven letters of the last name><last four digits of your Banner ID*>

For example, a student named George Washington with Banner ID: B01234567, would have the Oakton login ID gwashing4567.

* Your Banner ID number is assigned by the College. It will appear on your bill and your instructor's class roster.

Initial passwords for new users will now be one of two possibilities:

  • Those who applied to Oakton with a paper form should have received a letter with your password; you will need to change this password after logging in to myOakton using the password change icon in the upper right corner.
  • Those who applied to Oakton using the online form will use the password they created at that time.

"Location" (used when logging in on campus) is now the last digit of the Banner ID.

You may look up your ID information online at

You may call the IT Help Desk, 847.635.1965, during regular businesss hours if you need help resetting your password.