Student Login IDs

Students at Oakton have a single login ID and password - your login ID and password for myOakton is the same one you will use for computers on campus.

You may look up your ID information online at

Forgot your password? Use the self-service password reset option.

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

Student Login 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 Oakton ID>

For example, a student named George Washington with Oakton ID: B0123 4567 would have the Oakton login ID gwashing4567.

* The College assigns your Oakton ID number. It will appear on your bill and your instructor's class roster.

Note: Your new password must be at least ten characters long and contain upper and lower case letters and numbers when changing your initial password.

Using computers on campus

Students who are enrolled in credit classes and students in non-credit (Alliance) computer classes on-campus have access to on-campus networks and computer labs. You are automatically assigned a computer network account (certain non-credit classes also qualify—your instructors will let you know). While you are registered for classes and any financial obligations to the College are fulfilled, you may use this account to log into workstations in any of the open or classroom computer labs. Your account gives you access to the wide variety of application programs available on Oakton's Network and on-campus access to the Internet.

If you are not currently enrolled, your network access account becomes "inactive," though you may still use it at any time to register for classes online.