UI New Hire NetID (Staff)

What Is It?

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

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.


  • Register for UIC Alert, an optional free emergency notification system
  • Set your password, used to access many Technology Solutions 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 NetID@uic.edu email address
  •  Create accounts to enable access to additional services


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

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Activate NetID button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Learn more about your NetID

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time 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 Technology Solutions maintenance window(s). Database maintenance of directory data and affiliations occurs daily with no downtime.
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices, REACH distribution email list
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Service ID: 390
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Wed 5/5/21 9:30 AM
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.