Accessing the System

Banner Self-Service is available through any web-enabled browser.

Periods of inaccessibility may be experienced during systems upgrades.


Students are required to enter their Lafayette network ID and password.

Students are informed of their credentials when they begin their Lafayette career. Keep this information confidential—this is to protect your privacy.

If you have a problem accessing Banner, use the help link on the login page or contact the help desk.

You will also be given an alternate/registration PIN, which is only required when registering for courses online. This PIN will change every semester and is supplied by your academic adviser during preregistration. Do not use your alternate/registration PIN when you initially login to Banner. This is only used to register for courses online.

After a period of inactivity, you will be timed out and will need to re-establish a connection / login.

For security purposes and to protect your privacy, you should always use the exit button to disconnect from the system when you are finished and close your web browser. If you are accessing from a public site you should reboot the computer.

Navigating the System

The system is menu-driven; to access an item just click on the menu option. Be sure to read the directions on the screen, as they provide important information about the data available and any extra necessary steps.

Student Landing Page

The landing page shows links for additional information. Each link contains a description of additional information on each page.


  • The Student Profile page is term-specific and may not always default to the current semester. Terms can be changed via the drop-down menu in the upper left corner. The tabs on the left side of the page link your Standardized Test Score, Academic Transcript, Online Registration, etc.
  • If your session gets timed out you will need to re-establish a connection / login.

Please report any problems to the Help Desk, or the Office of the Registrar,