Login to Chromebook with OSU Account


  • Can I use a Chromebook or Chromebox with my ONID login?


  • Student or Employee
  • ONID Account
  • Chromebook or Chromebox


Note: If you need help connecting your Chromebook to the OSU wireless first, see: Connect to OSU_Secure on Android, Chromebook

You can login to your OSU Google account on your ChromeOS device using the steps below. Please note that while logged in with your ONID account your ChromeOS device will run in managed mode, disabling some features such as the Play Store. On a personally owned ChromeOS device your ONID account should NOT be set as the primary account.

  1. If you are already signed in to your Chromebook, sign out
  2. On the bottom, click Add person
    1. If you are on a Campus owned Chromebook, skip this step
  3. Enter your username as username@oregonstate.edu; enter your password
  4. Click Next
  5. Follow the steps that appear

Once logged in you will see the “Shelf” or “Taskbar” along the bottom of the screen. Because all information is stored in the cloud, any changes made to account settings, preferences or themes will be automatically transferred to wherever your Google account is used.  

Caution: When you leave the university, your OSU account will be deactivated and then deleted. Any data stored with the account will be permanently deleted at that time. See ONID Account Eligibility and Duration for more details.


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 67568
Wed 11/21/18 4:52 PM
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