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NetID: Activate NetID

The Rice University Online Account Management System is used to manage and activate your NetID Account. Your Rice NetID is a unique login credential for each Rice student, faculty, or staff member. Your NetID is established within 24 hours of your undergraduate student status (~early May after all deposits are received), your graduate student department acceptance, or your acceptance of employment.

Go to the Online Account Management System. The MyNetID page is divided into two parts:

  • Left section: Sign In (for current account holders)
  • Right section: Activate Your NetID (for new members of the Rice community).

In the right section, select the link, Start by activating your NetID

The web page with the link Activating your NetID highlighted

You will be asked to provide your Rice ID number (which is on your Rice ID card or in your welcome letter), your birth date, and your first and last name (which should match the name given to the Office of the Registrar or Human Resources). Then select Submit.

Screen displaying activate your NetID

If you already have an active NetID: clicking Submit will respond with "Your NetID is already activated. It can not be activated again." You can click on the link at the top of the page: I already have a NetID to log in to your NetID Account.

After successfully setting up your NetID password, you will receive a congratulations message that identifies your name and NetID. Your NetID is created automatically and is a combination of your initials and numbers.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to make a note of your NetID. In the example below, mmf11 is the example NetID.

Success screen with NetID credentials

Once your password is set, you can access your Rice email through Rice Google Mail. Read more in Google Workspace for Education

KeywordsNetID, net, id, email, account, VPN, activate, alias, aliases, contact, information mynetid instructions   Doc ID64432
OwnerCynthia S.GroupRice U
Created2016-06-24 13:40:09Updated2023-08-11 08:37:03
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