What is my NetID & Activation Process Step by Step

Your Network ID (NetID) is a unique network login assigned to you across all University of Illinois campuses. It’s your key to accessing many University computing and networking services. To use Technology Solutions services like UIC email, UIC-WiFi, UIC Blackboard, personal computer labs, and printers, you’ll need a UIC NetID and password.

You’ll also require your NetID to access the my.UIC.edu portal website and log in to various secured or personalized UIC and University of Illinois websites and services.

NetID Explain

For students, your NetID is automatically assigned when your application for admission is accepted. You’ll find your pre-assigned NetID when you complete UIC NetID Activation and set your password for the first time.

Employees, on the other hand, claim their NetIDs and set up their passwords as part of the onboarding process with the UI New Hire application. If you already have a NetID assigned, you’ll see it within this application. If not, you’ll select your NetID during this process.

If you ever forget your NetID, don’t worry. You can use your UIN (University Identification Number) and the password recovery options you’ve previously set up to retrieve your NetID through the University of Illinois NetID Center.

In some situations, you might need secondary NetIDs for specific purposes. You can request these secondary NetIDs through the Special Accounts service. If you need to change the password for a secondary NetID, refer to “How can I recover or change the password to my secondary NetID?” for guidance.

UIC NetID Activation

After you activate your UIC NetID and password, you’ll use these credentials to access a wide range of University of Illinois resources, including university email, Blackboard, and many other university services.

UIC NetId Activate
NetID Activate
  • Navigate to this URL https://www.uic.edu/apps/netidclaim/manage on your web browser.
  • Scroll down and tap on Identity Verification.
  • Enter your Nine digits University ID Number (UIN), and 8-digit activation code (received from UIC’s Admissions Office)
  • Scroll down and tap on Policy Compliance (Read carefully), After that check the box I agree.
  • Tap on continue.
  • I hope your NetID is Activated.

Editorial Note: The University of Illinois Chicago does not provide this content. This article has been created for Education purposes only. This article is helpful for UIC University Students.

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