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Associated Roles:
  • Students
  • Faculty / Staff

If you do not know your NetID or require assistance resetting your NetID password, you can contact the OIT Support Center and a technician will be available to assist you.

The NetID (Network Identification) is a unique username that is automatically generated for all current students, faculty and staff of the University of Nevada, Reno. You must activate your NetID when you first arrive at the University, and then reset the password at least once a year afterwards. Your NetID will typically be made up of your name. For example, John Smith will have a NetID like jsmith. The username made up of numbers like 8000123456 is an NSHE ID, and can only be used to log into MyNevada. You will not know what your NetID is until after it has been activated.

Where is the NetID used?

The NetID allows you to access many resources, including:

  • Logging into computers around campus
    • For example, you need a NetID to log into the computers in the Knowledge Center and general access computer labs around campus.
  • Accessing the internet
    • Your NetID is used to log into the eduroam wireless network. Additionally, students must use their NetID to register computers and game systems on the wired network in the Residence Halls.
  • Accessing academic websites
    • The NetID is used by faculty to access MyNevada, and by everyone to access WebCampus(Canvas). These are the two main websites used for academics at the University.
  • Accessing online resources


The NetID is chosen for you by an automated system that analyzes all current and previous NetIDs. Your NetID may be changed in the event of a legal name change. Please ensure the change has been registered by either Human Resources or Student Services before requesting this service from OIT.


Your NetID will remain active for the length of your affiliation with the University. Upon leaving UNR, your NetID will be automatically disabled, and you will lose access to all resources associated with the NetID (such as employee email and NevadaBox). Note: NetIDs for students who graduate from UNR remain active for six months from the date their degree was recorded.


The NetID is provided to all affiliated members of the University at no charge.

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