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.
The website to claim your NetID can be found at
Enter your UIN and click "continue"
Enter your activation code.
Graduate and Undergraduate Students
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".
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
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.)
In order to set up your University (@illinois.edu) email account, make
sure any checkboxes are selected before proceeding.
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)