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  • Getting a NetID

    • Instructions about how to request a sponsored NetID for Alumni or for a contractor
    • Yes—in fact, you may already have one. Anyone who attended Cornell since 1990 should have a NetID. You can check by searching for your name in the Cornell directory. Cornell's NetID...
    • Contact the IT Service Desk to begin the process. The Service Desk will let you know the options and what information you will need to provide.  For contact information, visit
    • A Network ID (or NetID) is a personal, unique identifier assigned to you. It consists of your initials followed by one or more numbers. You use it, along with a password, to obtain access to...
    • New students receive their NetID and activation code beginning in early April. During the activation process, they are introduced to policies governing the use of Cornell’s computing resources....