NetID Claim, How do students and university affiliates claim their NetID

The following instructions will explain how new students and university affiliates can claim their NetID

In order to claim your NetID, you will need your UIN and activation code given to you by University Admissions or the Graduate College.

  • Undergraduate students: After you have accepted your admission in MyIllini, you can then find your activation code in your admitted student checklist.
  • Graduate students: Log in to the Graduate College application status page , and find your UIN and activation code in your admission letter.
  • University Affiliates: Contact the Technology Services Help Desk to obtain information on retrieving your UIN and activation code.

NOTE: Your screens / options will vary slightly based on whether you are a new student, returning student, or staff/visiting scholar.

  1. The website to claim your NetID can be found at

  2. Enter your UIN and click "continue"


  3. Enter your activation code.

    Graduate and Undergraduate Students
    University Affiliates 
    Claim NetID University Affiliates

  4. You will now be asked to set your recovery options in the event that you forget or need to reset your password. Once you have finished entering at least one password recovery option (or have chosen to opt-out), click on "Continue".

    Claim NetID Page 3

  5. You will now be asked to set your password. As you type your desired password, green check marks will indicate that your password meets the security requirements.

    Set Password

  6. The next screen will take you to set your University email account.
    (At this point, University Affiliates will have completed the NetID Claim process and should see the confirmation page, similar to the one shown on Step 8.)

  7. In order to set up your University ( email account, make sure any checkboxes are selected before proceeding.

  8. The final screen will confirm that you have successfully completed the NetID claim process. Below are the final screens for undergraduates (left) and graduate students/staff (right)
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Keywords:NetID claim, UIN, admit ID, new student, new undergraduate, new graduate, university affiliate, undergrad, grad,   Doc ID:48110
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Created:2015-03-03 14:23 CSTUpdated:2018-05-07 10:59 CST
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