Guest Access to Online Services

University departments who are hosting short-term guests who need access to Baylor resources requiring a login (i.e., lab computers, printing services) are now able to arrange for those guests to have a temporary BearID. All accounts issued provide basic access to public computers on campus; additional access levels are available on a limited basis due to licensing and other restrictions. (If the guest only requires internet access, a BU-EVENT login should be requested rather than a temporary BearID.)


Temporary BearIDs are issued to guests only with proper identification (state or government-issued photo ID) and a signed copy of the Technology Systems Usage Policy (BU-PP025).

Guests also require sponsorship from a campus department. The sponsor should be the same person serving as the primary contact for the guest while he or she is on campus. The sponsor's signature is required on the Technology Systems Usage Policy.

Getting a temporary BearID

Departments wishing to arrange a temporary BearID for guests should ensure that the following steps are completed at least two weeks before the account is needed:

  1. The sponsor should print, sign, and mail the signed copy of the Technology Systems Usage Policy to Production Services, One Bear Place, Box 97268.
  2. The sponsor should complete and submit online application form.

Upon arrival, the guest should visit the Robinson Tower Suite 580, to sign the Technology Systems Usage Policy, present proper identification, and receive account information.

Reviewed October 15, 2014