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Help Logging In

There are five systems with which every student must be familiar:

  1. Registration and Academic Information Network (RAIN)
    RAIN is the web portal to all the information about your student career; transcripts, class schedules, financial aid eligibility, and other important information is available here.
  2. Radar student email
    Your student email is one official means through which GSW communicates with students.
  3. CanesNet
    Your CanesNet credentials allow you to log in to computers all around campus and authenticate to the network.
  4. GeorgiaVIEW
    GeorgiaVIEW gives you access to online materials from regular GSW classes.
  5. GoVIEW
    GoVIEW gives you access to online materials from eCore, eMajor, MSN and FNP classes.

Minimum System Requirements for Student Computers:

Before you can connect to the GSW Network your computer you will need to have:

  • virus software installed and set for auto update
  • virus check conducted
  • critical updates for OS installed and set to auto update

Registration and Academic Information Network (RAIN)

Rain gives you access to your student record, class schedules, financial aid eligibility, and other valuable information.

  • Log in to RAIN by clicking the RAIN link on the main GSW website or
  • Username: GSW ID#
  • PIN: initially your six digit birthday (i.e. 110487 for November 4, 1987)

For assistance logging in to RAIN contact:
Registrar’s Office


Every student at GSW has a CanesNet account. Your CanesNet account is a set of credentials used to authenticate to:

  •          Computers on campus
  •          Wireless networks
  •          Log in to your email
  •          DegreeWorks
  •          GeorgiaVIEW
  •          Beacon
  •          CanesConnect

To verify your email address, please follow the steps below:

  •          Log into RAIN ( using the "Secured Login" option from the drop-down.
  •          Once you're logged in to RAIN, click "Personal Information", then "View E-mail Addresses".
  •          One of the email addresses should be "<user>". This is your student email address. The part before the '@' symbol is the username you need to log on and check your email.

 To use your email account, you must first set up your CanesNet password:

  •          Go to the A-Z Index at the top of the GSW webpage and click on “CanesNet”.
  •          Click on the first option “Set up CanesNet password”
  •          Answer the 3 questions.
  •          Set up your password.

 If you receive an email stating that your password is about to expire:

  •          Go to the A-Z Index at the top of the GSW webpage and click on “CanesNet”.
  •          Click on the second option “My password is expiring (change password)”
  •          Enter username and current password.
  •          Setup new password.

 If you have set up your CanesNet password, but have forgotten the password:

  •          Go to the A-Z Index at the top of the GSW webpage and click on “CanesNet”.
  •          Click on the third option “I forgot my password (reset password)”
  •          Answer security questions.
  •          Set up your password.

 All passwords shall be constructed with the following characteristics:

  •          At least 10 characters in length
  •          Must contain characters from at least 3 of the following categories:
    •    English uppercase letters (A-Z)
    •    English lowercase letters (a-z)
    •    Base 10 digits (0-9)
    •    Non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
  •          Must not contain the user’s name or part of the user’s name
  •          Must not contain accessible or guessable personal information about the user (such as birthdays, children’s names, addresses, etc.)
  •          Must be different from your previous four passwords

Radar Student Email

GSW has set up an email account for every enrolled student.  E-mail will serve as an official means of sending information to students by faculty and staff.  Your radar email account is created the morning after you become eligible to register.

To access your Radar email:

Students, remember that your account is not permanent. It will be disabled one year after you leave GSW, and deleted one year later. For more information about your Radar account, check out the Student E-mail page.


GeorgiaVIEW is used for accessing online course materials and online courses.  You will be able to log in to your GeorgiaVIEW account on the first day of class.

  • To login into GeorgiaVIEW, please go to
  • Your GeorgiaVIEW username is your CanesNet username: your entire Radar email address; for example, 
  • Your password is your CanesNet password

For more information about your GeorgiaVIEW account, check out the GeorgiaVIEW page

For assistance with GeorgiaVIEW, please contact:
Alla Yemelyanov


GoVIEW is used for accessing WebBSIT/MSN/FNP/eCore/eMajor online courses.

  • To login into GoVIEW, please go to
  • Your username is the part of your GSW email address before the ‘@’ symbol plus an _gsw extension; for example, jdoe3_gsw
  • You have to set up your GoVIEW password using the Forgot your password? link

For more information about your GoVIEW account, check out the GoVIEW page

For assistance with GoVIEW, please contact:
Alla Yemelyanov

Office 365

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is providing Microsoft Office free to every student. Office 365 includes the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. As long as you’re a student at GSW, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

It is available now. Some of the benefits are listed below.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity

To get your copy of Office, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your Radar email address and your CanesNet password.
  3. On the download site, select your language and click install.

For assistance with Office 356, contact:
Technical Support

Residence Halls

Residents located in Southwestern Oaks 1 and 2, Southwestern Pines and Magnolias 1 and 2 are provided with a wireless network connection in each room. To access the wireless network in each building residents' computers must have a wireless network card installed. 

For problems connecting to the internet in your room, please contact:
IT help desk

Printing in the Labs (PaperCut Procedures)

Each semester a portion of the student technology fee is used to purchase and support printers, paper, and toner in all GSW open computer labs.  GSW technology fee funds are allocated according to University System of Georgia guidelines to ensure support for student campus computing and adequate access to instructional software packages. The proper allocation of technology fee resources is essential to ensuring that the latest technology is available to students.


Each student receives $10 of CanesNet printing credits per semester to be used in the GSW computer labs to print up to 100 sheets. Additional CanesNet printing credits may be purchased from Student Accounts (in Marshall Student Center) or the front desk in the Library.  Each CanesNet printing card costs $5 and is good for printing up to fifty sheets.


If there are problems with a print job, students are asked to email with name, phone number, radar email address, date/time, and a brief description of the problem.

GSW Website Search


Email Access

To login into email, please select if you are a student or Faculty/Staff

Student Email    Faculty/Staff Email   Manage Spam Quarantine (Employees)


Apply to GSW

Thank you for your interest in Georgia Southwestern. What would you like to apply for?

Undergraduate Admissions    Graduate Admissions    Check Admission Status


D2L Access

To login into D2L, please select GeorgiaView or GoView option

GeorgiaView    GoView


Site Login

You can use this portal to login to the GSW website.  This will allow you to make instant edits to your pages. If you do not have an account and are a GSW Faculty/Staff member please click here.

Please be sure to logout when you are done!


CanesNet Account

Please select if you are a student or Faculty/Staff

Student   Faculty/Staff