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OLLU Student Account Setup Instructions

Welcome to the new student account setup instructions page for Our Lady of the Lake University! We're glad you've become part of the OLLU community!

Steps 1-4:
Needed to Complete Your Student Account Setup

Once you complete Steps 1-4, you'll be able to view your course schedule, check your financial aid, and access other important student information and services.

Clicking on a link will open a new tab in your browser. Return to this tab when finished to proceed to the next step.

In this step, you will enter a personal phone number that can receive text messages. Once that number is validated, you'll be assured that you'll be able to reset your OLLU student account password from anywhere at any time.

Step 1.1
Click on this link: . Log into Office 365 with the OLLU username and password that was provided to you. On the Security info panel, click the Add method link.

Security Information


Step 1.2

From the popup list of security info types, select 'Phone' from the drop-down list. Then click the Add button.

Add method


Step 1.3

Select the country and enter your 10-digit phone number. Choose 'Text me a code' then click Next

Select Country


Step 1.4

You will be sent a text message with a 6-digit number. Enter the number in the field provided then click Next.

Proceed to STEP 2.

Enter six digit phone number

In this step, you create your own, unique password for your account.

Step 2.1

Click this link: In the upper right-hand corner will be a gear symbol for your account settings. Click on it and then choose Change password from the popup panel. NOTE: if you see additional popup messages offering to take you on a tour of Office 365 or to setup your time zone, use the 'X' in the upper-right corner of the popups to close them.

Click on Office 365 gear icon in right corner

Click on the the change your password link

Step 2.2

In the Old password field, enter the initial password that was provided to you. Enter your new password in the Create new password and Confirm new password fields. Click Submit. Proceed to STEP 3.

Change password

Passwords must be between 8 and 16 characters long and contain at least one character the includes three of four following types:

  • Upper-case character (A-Z)
  • Lower-case character (a-z)
  • Number (0-9)
  • Special character (@ # $ % ^ & * - _ ! + = [ ] { } | \ : ‘ , . ? / ` ~ " ( ) ; )

Spaces are not allowed.


In this step, you'll access your OLLU email account. This email account is your official email account for your time at OLLU. Emails from instructors, the Student Business Office, the Financial Aid Office, etc. will be sent to this email account.

You are responsible to check your OLLU email account regularly for new messages. We recommend you check it at least once daily.

Step 3.1

Click on this link: . At the Office 365 landing page, click the Outlook icon.

Access Outlook in Office 365


Step 3.2

If prompted, set the time zone for your Outlook calendar to (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada), then click Save.

Set your time zone in outlook prompt 


Step 3.3

View/explore your OLLU Outlook inbox.

Proceed to STEP 4.

View and Explore your OLLU Outlook inbox

Saints Connect is your central point of access to the information you'll need as a student at OLLU. There you will find links that will allow you to view your course schedule, see your financial aid information, access the Blackboard learning system, and many other things.

Step 4.1

Click on this link: Log in using your OLLU email address and the new password you just created.

Saints Connect Login

Step 4.2

View/explore your Saints Connect Dashboard. You can access links for Office 365 including your OLLU email, the Blackboard learning management system, checking on your financial aid, viewing the student handbook, and other important technology services.

Saints Connect Dashboard

This completes all of the steps required to make your OLLU permanent student account ready to use.