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
- Accessing academic websites
- Accessing online resources
- You can use your NetID to to access many online resources, such as the databases on the University Libraries website.
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). There is a grace period for student NetIDs to allow for applications to the University after graduation.
The NetID is provided to all affiliated members of the University at no charge.