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Who Is Eligible for a NetID?

This article applies to: NetIDs

NetIDs are issued to members of the Cornell community and affiliates. A single individual can have only one NetID.

Members of the Cornell community are students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The faculty and staff category includes full-time and part-time faculty; visiting faculty; professors emeriti; full-time, part-time, and temporary staff; and retirees who are receiving Cornell benefits. The student category includes part-time extramural students, summer session students, and distance-learning students enrolled in credit-earning courses.

Note: Faculty and Staff at Weill Cornell Medical College can be issued a NetID if they need access to online services offered on the Ithaca campus. A NetID may be requested through the IT Service Desk.

Affiliates (employees of institutions affiliated with Cornell University) are eligible. These institutions are:

  • Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
  • Campus Club at Cornell
  • Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy
  • Cornell Alumni Federation (publishes Cornell Magazine)
  • Cornell Compact
  • Cornell United Religious Work
  • Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
  • Military Sciences and their officers (including ROTC)
  • Paleontological Research Institute
  • Public Service Center
  • ROTC
  • Telluride Association
  • U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Lab
  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Sponsored NetIDs are intended for use with contractors or other individuals who are not directly affiliated with Cornell but have a business purpose for needing access to Cornell services or systems. See our Request a Sponsored NetID article for detailed instructions. 

Associates are graduates of the School of Hotel Administration's professional development programs. At the discretion of the Hotel School, NetIDs are issued to these graduates after the conclusion of the January and summer programs.

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