First Time Student User

Welcome to Georgian Court University Information Technology Services! Below you will find general information for logging into our Technology Resources as well as further information for finding help.


Username & Password for the GCU Network, GCU Email and Blackboard Access


Your login information is the same for all of Information Technology Services including Email/MY GCU Portal, Blackboard, Self-Service and the GCU network.

Example shown is as Jane Doe, SSN: 123-45-6789, Student ID: 0000-12345  

User Name: First Initial of First Name and First Initial of Last Name, last five digits of Student ID

Password: First Initial of First Name and First Initial Last Name, pound sign (#), middle two digits of SSN and capital GCU

Sample Username: jd12345

Sample Password:  jd#45GCU

Email Account:

GCU E-Mail & Forums

Georgian Court University uses Microsoft Exchange as their primary e-mail system.  

GCU E-Mail
From the GCU Homepage, click on the IT Services/Mail button then click GCU Email. You will be prompted for your Username and Password. 
Saving to your G Drive (Network Account):
As a GCU student, you have disk space available to you on the network. When saving documents or files on campus, the default location (my documents) will save to your to the G drive. This drive is not accessible off campus.

Georgian Court University utilizes the Blackboard as our online learning environment to extend and enhance classroom learning. It provides an online teaching and learning environment that brings together content management, communication, collaboration, and assessment tools. Blackboard courses can be accessed from any location where you have access to the web. You can log into Blackboard by clicking on the IT Services/Mail button on the GCU Homepage, then . You also access Blackboard directly via the URL Your Username and password are as described above.

Students who will be taking online courses

Will you be successful in an online course? It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you take a short survey that will give you information that you can use to decide if an online course would be a good choice for you. To take the survey, click on Online Readiness Self-Assessment .

Setting up your GCU Email Account on a Cell Phone

Log in to download the "how-to" document here.

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