Accounts and Access

Getting Started with your GGC Account 

New employees and students must obtain their initial password information and reset it with a password of their own choosing. At the time the initial password is reset multifactor authentication options must also be set up. 

Account Overview

A GGC Account is comprised of a GGC Username and password
The GGC Username is the same as your GGC email address and takes the form: ggrizzly@ggc.edu 
The GGC Account is secured through a password and requires multifactor authentication.  

Student Account Information (Applicants and Admitted)

Students receive their GGC Username and initial password via email communications sent to the email address used on their admissions application.

  • Applicants receive this information in an email titled : “Your GGC Credentials”
  • Admitted students receive this information in an email titled: “Congratulations from GGC!” 

To Access Your GGC Account

  1. Go to https://myaccount.microsoft.com 
  2. Reset your password (following the password requirements) and setup your multifactor authentication.

GGC Password Requirements 

  • Passwords must not contain your account name or parts of your full name 
  • Passwords must not contain easily accessible or guessable personal information about your family. (birthdays, children’s names, addresses, etc.) 
  • Passwords must be at least 10 characters in length 
  • Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories: 
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z) 
    • English lowercase characters (a through z) 
    • Contain Base 10 digits (0 through 9) 
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %) 
Can’t find your GGC Username?

If you cannot locate your GGC Username, you may search for it using Find My Username

Can’t find your initial, default password?

When access your GGC account the first time, use the following initial/default password:

  • First letter of first name (upper case)
  • First letter of last name (lower case)
  • # (hashtag)
  • Six-digit birthdate (MMDDYY)
  • # (hashtag)
  • GGC

Ex., General Grizzly with birthdate January 2, 1999 – Gg#010299#GGC

Employee Account Information

GGC Help Desk staff assist employees with resetting the initial password and the set up of multifactor authentication options.

To Access Your GGC Account

  1. Visit the GGC Help Desk.
  2. Reset your password (following the password requirements) and setup your multifactor authentication.

GGC Password Requirements 

  • Passwords must not contain your account name or parts of your full name 
  • Passwords must not contain easily accessible or guessable personal information about your family. (birthdays, children’s names, addresses, etc.) 
  • Passwords must be at least 10 characters in length 
  • Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories: 
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z) 
    • English lowercase characters (a through z) 
    • Contain Base 10 digits (0 through 9) 
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %) 
Can’t find your GGC Username?

If you cannot locate your GGC Username, you may search for it using Find My Username

Password Changes 

After you have initially set up your password and multifactor authentication options you can use self-service password reset to change your password. 

GGC Account Access

Your GGC Account is used to access most GGC supported services including:

  • Grizzly Den (Banner)
    Grizzly Den within Banner provides self-service access to all academic and enrollment needs, such as registration, class schedules, grades, unofficial transcripts, student account information and financial aid information. This also provides students access to DegreeWorks. DegreeWorks is where you can run a degree audit, view any transferrable credits and see what classes are remaining in your course of study.
  • Claw Mail
    Claw Mail gives you access to your GGC email. This is where all communication from the College and College representatives will be sent after enrollment.
    Students will only have access to their Claw Mail after acceptance to GGC.
  • MyCourses
    MyCourses provides access to course materials, assessments, and other online content.