Accessing BANNER 8

To access Banner simply enter banner.bates.edu in the address line of your browser (Internet Explorer is recommended).

Enter your ID and your Banner password (leave database blank) and press Enter.

The first time you launch Banner 8, a new JInitiator file will automatically download to your PC. This takes a couple minutes so please be patient. Subsequent connections will be much faster.

In Internet Explorer, to avoid inadvertently closing your Banner session, you must go into Tools/Internet Options…/Advanced and uncheck “Reuse windows for launching shortcuts.”

If you run into problems launching Banner 8, please contact Help Desk Services at x8222. If you have specific issues within your particular Banner module, please call the banner help line x6266.