New Employee User Information
This page is to help people who are new to Siena learn some of the basics of technology on campus. It will give general instructions, plus links to further information.
Your account and Username
All Siena employees are given a network login and e-mail address. If you haven't received one already, please complete the online Account Request Form. Once this is done and approved by your department chair, the account will be created. You will receive account information via a hardcopy letter, including your password.
Usernames are generated using the first letter of your first name and your last name: for example, gwashington. To change your password, follow the password change instructions.
Your e-mail address is your Username with "@siena.edu": firstname.lastname@example.org
Siena College uses Google Apps for Education for email, calendaring, and contacts. There are a number of ways to access Google Apps but the easiest is through the web using any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). Chrome is the recommended browser for Google Apps.
Banner is our college information system. ITS offers basic training sessions on Banner each month. The schedule for Banner Basic Navigation and Banner Popsel/Lettergen (advanced) can be found on the Banner homepage.