NetID Activation

To access many authenticated university services and create accounts, new students, faculty, and staff must first activate their UIC NetID.

New students and department sponsored guests external affiliates will use the “UIC NetID Activation” page to activate their NetID. Student NetIDs are assigned automatically upon admission.

Faculty and staff will go through the “UI New Hire” portal to activate their NetID. Faculty and staff NetIDs are self-selected during the UI NewHire process.

AVAILABLE TO: Faculty | Students | Staff

FUNDED BY: University

  • Register for UIC Alert, an optional free emergency notification system
  • Set your password, used to access many ACCC services , as well as most authenticated University of Illinois computing and networking services
  • Register password recovery options for self-service management of your password
  • Set the forwarding of your email address
  • Create accounts to enable access to additional services


To activate a UIC NetID and access ACCC accounts and services you must agree to the Acceptable Use Policy .

C-Stop, BSB

1007 West Harrison Street, Behavioral Sciences Building(BSB), Learning Center, First Floor, Chicago, IL

Service Level Agreement

Service Request Fulfillment Time Student NetIDs - Created automatically within 1 business day of being admitted. Employee NetIDs - Created in real time with a self-service application or online Phonebook Liaison application. NetIDs for external university affiliates - Request fulfilled in real time with online Phonebook Liaison application.
Incident Resolution Time An outage of system or process involved in NetID creation and/or password management – restored within 1 business day. NetID Activation problem, individual - 1 business day. NetID creation failure, individual - 3 business days. Correction of identity record errors - Depending on the complexity of error and cross-functional involvement, may take up to 10 business days.
Service Availability NetID Activation applications Available 24/7 In-person password assistance hours & locations: C-Stop in Behavioral Sciences Building, 1007 W. Harrison, First Floor C-Stop in Library of the Health Sciences, 1750 W. Polk Street, First Floor Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Mon. – Fri.
Maintenance Window(s) Standard maintenance for application updates during approved ACCC maintenance window(s). Database maintenance of directory data and affiliations occurs daily with no downtime.
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC Service Notices, REACH distribution email list
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.
Date Reviewed Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.
Service Owner: Ed Zawacki