Getting started with your school's new Populi site

If you've been given access to Populi, you'll have an email in your inbox from Populi Notifications that will let you create a password and log in. Make note of the URL so that you can access it again in the future. It should be similar to

If you haven't been given access to Populi, you'll need to contact an administrator from your school to request access. The Populi Support Team is not authorized to give out access or reset passwords. Once you're in Populi, its time to start training.

Here's how training works

We recommend logging into Populi in one browser window or tab and have the Populi Support site open in another. This makes it easy to view training resources and immediately try those things out in your own Populi site at the same time.

Select one of the sections under "Getting Started" below depending on your role at your school. You might start with Populi Basics, and then come back to this page and view another. Each section contains getting started guides, how-to articles, and frequently asked questions.

Getting Started

At this point in the game, you're probably chiefly interested in getting up-and-running. Our Getting Started guides contain step-by-step instructions for setting up each major area of Populi—from entering the first initial settings to starting basic, day-to-day tasks.

Here are links to the Getting Started guides, presented in order of importance:

  • Populi Admins: First thing you'll want to do is get your key users set up with access to Populi.
  • Academics: Academics is foundational to almost everything else in Populi; to make sure the other departments have what they need to work with, we recommend you complete steps 1 through 6 as soon as possible.
  • Billing and Accounting: The next priority would be financial setup, particularly your Chart of Accounts and Tuition/Fees. With that, the most essential foundations have been laid; you can complete the rest of the setup tasks in your own preferred order...
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Faculty/Courses
  • Library
  • Bookstore
  • Donations
  • Campus Life
  • Advising

Stay up to date

The Populi Team is here to answer your questions and field your requests. No doubt we'll be hearing from you a lot as you get started with each section of Populi. Don't be shy! Here are all the ways to get ahold of us.

You can also follow our company and get updates on new features by checking the Populi Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Subscribe to our Release Notes, User Forum and our Feature Request Forum.

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