The Basics: Your Account and Getting Online

Getting started with your Emerson Account

Your Emerson account is how you access campus computers and networked services. Your account username is most likely in the form of your firstname.lastname or firstname_lastname. Your password is something only you know.

These credentials grant you access to the following (and more):

If at any point you need to change or reset your password, visit

Your Emerson Email

Your Emerson email address is your Emerson username followed by, and your password is your Emerson Account password.

Check your email at, or add it to the email application on your mobile device or computer. By using your Emerson account and email address, you agree to comply with all applicable IT policies, including the Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Policy, which details your responsibilities in using Emerson email.

For those community members permitted to forward email, they may do so with Google's email forwarding instructions.


MyEmerson is the student portal for managing your life at Emerson, providing access to:

  • your schedule, registration, and grades
  • billing, financial aid, and holds
  • meal plan selection
  • workshops, events, college news and announcements
  • student life information
  • academic department and advisor contact information
  • emergency contact designation (whom the school contacts if you have an emergency)

Because eCommon lets you access important personal information, be sure to log out when you are done!


Workday is the HR, Finance, and Payroll system for the college. For help submitting/approving time, managing budgets, or anything related to finance/payroll, visit For help with recruiting, benefits, or anything related to HR, visit

Getting online

At Emerson, you can connect to the internet via our wireless or wired Ethernet networks. Please see our guide on Connecting to Emerson's Wi-Fi for assistance.

Need to plug in? Use the purple Ethernet jacks located in dorm rooms in the following buildings:

  • Colonial
  • Paramount
  • Piano Row
  • and most building common areas

  Still need tech help?

For all technical support, submit a ticket by emailing

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