IT Quick Guide for New Students

Here is a quick run-down of the programs and websites you’ll use to manage your life as a Mizzou student. Click here for a printable copy of this guide.

Getting started

Have your username and the password you’ve set memorized. You’ll use it to log in to almost every program you use at Mizzou. Your username is your initials followed by three random characters. Call IT Tech Support 573-882-5000 if you don’t know it. When you call, have your 8-digit myZou ID number ready.


Your one-stop shop for information and links

Now: Check out tasks for new students.

Later: Download the MizzouOne app and use it like Google but for Mizzou. Not sure how to complete a task? Have a question? Search MizzouOne.

MU email account

Set up your email at

Your email address is your This email account is the official communications channel between you and the University.

Now: Check it often and read all the messages you receive.

Later: Keep checking your email daily during your time at Mizzou.


Mizzou’s learning management system. A tutorial for Canvas is available as soon as you log in.

Now: This is where you’ll complete all of your required pre-orientation activities. You’ll also take your Foreign Language Placement Exams and Civics Exam in Canvas.

Later: You’ll use Canvas to turn in assignments, message your professors, and see your grades.


Zoom provides audio, video and web conferencing. Zoom is available to students at no charge.

Now: You’ll use it to meet your academic advisor during your advising session.

MU Connect (or log in directly through Canvas)

A way to communicate with your academic advisor and other support centers across campus.

Now: Where you’ll complete the Pre-Orientation Questionnaire and view your advising appointment details.

Later: Use MU Connect to schedule appointments with your academic advisor before pre-registration each semester.


Your personal portal to all things related to your Mizzou student record.

Now: Accept e-consent, see your partial schedule of classes, and accept your financial aid offer.

Later: Grant additional authorized user access, pay your bill, check official grades and transcripts, and enroll for classes each semester.