The Basics

As a new MU student, you now have access to many different online tools and services. We encourage you to explore them all; however, the following are essential, first steps to start the process of becoming integrated with the technology on campus. These are the basics you will want to set up and/or make sure are working as soon as possible.

Your Username and Password

Username and Password
Your username, password, and student ID number are all extremely important parts of your identity as a MU Tiger.  With them comes access to personal records and information such as your grades, course login, email, finances – pretty much everything.

This is your identity and no one else’s. When you set your password for the first time, be prepared to register information for our 2-factor authentication system at Mizzou. So, don’t share your password with ANYONE; not your roommate, not your BFF, not even your parents!

If your parents want access to your financial aid or grades, you can log into MyZou and set them up with Additional Authorized Access.  Parents will receive their own username and password to gain limited access to your records, aid, and grades.

myZou Student Portal

My Zou Logo
MyZou acts as a secure online destination for all of your private university information. It’s where you handle the “business” of attending Mizzou, such as reviewing records, registering for classes, updating personal info, and lots more. Start exploring myZou now by logging in with your username and password.

Here are some how-to guides for important things you should do right away in myZou:

Student Email


Student EmailAll official University communications are sent through your student email account ( It is where you will be informed of important dates, deadlines, class registration, and specific hall information. Your email account should be set up to access it with your email and university password.

We do require 2-factor authentication for access, so be prepared to set that up on your first time signing in.

The address book has already been populated with faculty, staff, and student email addresses for easy access to the entire Mizzou community. Be sure to check your email regularly!

Tiger Tech Quick Guide

Start the semester off with the tools you need to navigate your classes successfully. The Mizzou Tiger Tech Stop Service Desk is here to help!