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Activate your NetID

Instructions for activating your NetID

The Rice NetID is the unique login credential for each Rice student, faculty, or staff member. Your NetID is established within 24-48 hours of your undergraduate student status (late April or early May after your initial deposit is received), your graduate student department acceptance, or your acceptance of employment. These actions all change your status in the Rice database, which triggers the creation of your NetID. In turn, your NetID creation activates your Rice email account and your personal storage account at Rice. Your NetID is used to access multiple Rice University systems as well as log in to campus computers.

To activate your NetID, navigate to and click the " Start by activating your NetID " link. Then provide the information requested accurately, and click submit.

Activating your NetID

If you already have an active NetID, clicking submit will tell you that you already have an active NetID. Additionally, you can click on the blue link at the top of the page: "I already have a NetID" to log in to

After successfully setting up your NetID password, you will receive a "Congratulations" message, and a prompt to set your Rice Google account password. 

IMPORTANT:  Jot down NetID...


Rice email

Once your password(s) are set, you can access your Rice email through

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Keywords:netid, activate, mynetid, graduate, undergraduate, faculty, staff, new   Doc ID:65074
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-07-12 13:49 CDTUpdated:2020-06-22 13:58 CDT
Sites:Rice Sandbox, Rice University
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