With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of summer program assistants and interns in Extension offices. To help these employees be successful, the College of Ag Sciences IT group is ready to create AG and request an Office 365 account if needed. AG accounts will allow logon access to computers in your office and connection to the appropriate shared folders on your server. An Office 365 provides an @psu.edu address for mail and calendaring, if requested.

You can follow these steps now or as soon as you know who you are hiring for the summer. These accounts are not created immediately so be prepared and let us know as soon as you know!

Part 1: Getting a unique PSU Access account (3 options)

A. If employee is paid by PSU:

If this employee is paid by PSU, then they would have already completed their Access Account application in their new hire packets. Go to Part 2.

B. If employee is not paid by PSU:

If this employee is not paid by PSU, then Ag IT will need to collect information so a unique Penn State Access account can be created.
Please submit a ticket via a Help Desk Submission Form request so a Consultant can work with you.

Ag IT will submit this information on your behalf. The employee will be notified of their PSU account. Go to Part 2.

C. If employee is a PSU student, go to Part 2.

Part 2: Requesting AG account for computer access & resources

Once your newly hired employee receives their PSU access account (via their personal email account), Ag IT needs to know about it so we can create their Ag account. You can use the block of text to copy/paste into a message and send to or submit via a Help Desk Submission Form request.

RE: Short Term AG employee in <county name> office
First and Last Name:
Start Date:
End Date:
Access to county printers: Yes or No
Access to county share: Yes or No
Do they need a psu.edu email to use for their job: Yes or No*
*If Not Requesting psu.edu email account - Please provide alternate email address:

Part 3: Next Step

After the AG account has been created, a member of the Ag IT Support team will contact the staff person who requested the account to make arrangements to complete the process with the summer assistant/intern.