Anyone taking any course within the College of Engineering may have COE engineering resources enabled on their ONID account. These resources will provide access to both the Linux and Windows workstations in the college computer labs, access to additional disk space, including research disk space provided by your major professor, free printing up to a certain up to a certain number of pages, and specific software applications provided only in the College of Engineering.

How to enable COE engineering resources

Go to from any web browser on any computer or mobile device. Below the log in prompt is a link to enable your engineering resources and you will be required to log in using your ONID username and password. Your resources will be activated in a matter of minutes.

If you're on campus and need help setting up your engineering resources, visit the helpdesk in Dearborn 120A.

Changing Passwords

To change your password for logging into services provided by your engineering resources visit and log in with your ONID username and password.

When will my account resources be terminated?

COE support will terminate resources of all users once they are no longer employed, enrolled, or in a faculty approved affiliation with the College.

Resources may also be terminated if COE support determines they are being abused by the user.

COE does not provide lifetime email resources or aliases.

The Oregon State University, however, does provide lifetime email forwarding for all graduates of Oregon State University, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees. It allows alums to stay in touch even if they move or change their Internet Servce Provider. Instructuions and help for setting up lifetime emailing for all graduates, including those since and before 1992, is available here

Resource Removal Process


If an Undergrad does not register for a class in ENGR, or is not listed as a COE major in BANNER, their account is slated to have its resources removed. An email warning will be sent midway through the unregistered term. When the student does not register a second term, the account resources are removed after the registration window is over. So there is a one term "grace period." If there are special circumstances, it is up to faculty to bring this to our attention. If the student does not heed the email warnings, they loose their resources. "Deleted files associtated to your account are available for a short time after resources have been removed. We do archive our account resources to DVD, but long term storage is not guaranteed." Engineering resources can be re-enabled if an Undergrad meets the requirements that are needed.


The policy with grads has always been a more difficult issue, as they tend to hang around for sometime after their course work is through. Its basically the same as the undergrads. They have the same obligation to register in order to use the facilities. It is up to the graudate student to bring deletion notices to the attention of their major professor if they wish their account resources to be spared. We will, at the request of the major professor, allow a three-term grace period for grads, with the resource removal process occurring the fourth term, if they don't register. But they cannot "not register" for four terms in a row (summer inclusive) without losing their resouces.

For more help on what to do after leaving OSU visit

ONID Account Unification for COE

As of December 15th, 2015, All ONID and ENGR accounts have been unified. This means all ENGR related services are accessed only using ONID usernames and passwords.

Students and Faculty who have not updated their login information from using engineering/username or similar logins will need to update them to

Because the accounts have been unified, to change your engineering account password please use the ONID password utility.