Accessing the Downing intranet

College credentials and Downing Office365

A number of online College systems are protected by College credentials. This is a username  ( and a password that will be issued to you when you arrive.

You will need these to access the College intranet and other online services in College including the online maintenance system (Distro) and the Student Forms portal.

Many of you will also access the University Office 365 services (University e-mail, SharePoint and Teams) using your Raven password. This will not work for Downing College systems.


Downing College systems: + College password

University (Faculty/Department) systems: + Raven password


Most problems we see are because people are logging in using their University (@cam) credentials, often because they are saved in their browser. To work around this you can:

  1. Open a private browsing (incognito) browser window. Instructions for doing this on most browsers can be found here
  2. Paste the College link you wish to access into the incognito browser window
  3. Sign in with you Downing College account:  & your Downing password (if you are unsure of this please contact for a password reset link).

Alternatively, you may find it easier to download the SharePoint and Teams apps to your tablet or mobile device. These often make it easier to switch between the University and College environments.