This page contains information for long-term guests and visitors to campus (i.e. people who are visiting for a month or more) including how to request an account.
A sponsored netID (also known as a long-term guest NetID) provides guests who will be on campus for at least one month (at the request of an academic department or unit) access to certain University resources, such as networking and library resources, and allows the department to request an optional Exchange email account.
A sponsored NetID is generally used for the following groups:
Being sponsored by a department allows access to the following:
Once your long-term guest NetID is created, you can access ICS labs and other services within 24 hours.
Note: The sponsored account must set a password and account recovery options at the NetID Center.
Please note: If you are unable to login to a particular application, that application may not be covered by a sponsored account.
Microsoft Exchange Email
If your sponsoring department has arranged for you to have a Microsoft Exchange account for email and calendaring services, you will need to set a NetID password in order to access your mailbox. You can set your NetID password at the NetID Center and access your inbox at outlook.office365.com. Your email is your NetID@illinois.edu.
U of I Box Account
If a Box account is created for you, you can log in at https://uofi.box.com.
Departments must request the sponsored NetID on behalf of the guest.
If the guest already has a NetID, their department can send a request to the Tech Services Help Desk for it to be reactivated (firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-7000). Please send this request using your Illinois email account or using your Skype for Business account. The request must include the following information:
If the guest does NOT have a NetID, their department must request one.
For additional assistance with guest NetIDs, contact the Technology Services Help Desk at (217) 244-7000 or email@example.com.