Your NetID and Password

What Is an NYU NetID?

All NYU faculty and staff members, as well as students enrolled in degree or diploma programs, are provided with an NYU NetID (Network IDentification). Your NetID is a combination of your initials and a few random numbers (e.g., aqe123) and is usually printed on the back of your NYUCard. It is different from your University ID, which is a longer string of numbers and starts with an “N.” Once activated, your NetID is your key to many NYU online resources, including, for eligible community members, NYUHome. Your NetID is also used to create your default NYU email address (e.g.,

Your NetID Password

Your NetID password is used to log in to NYUHome, NYURoam Wireless, and many other NYU services. This password must be changed at least once each year (no exceptions). You will receive email notifications from Information Technology Services (ITS) when your NetID password is about to expire; If you do not change your password in time, you will not lose any data stored on NYU systems, but you will not be able to access that data or any NetID password-protected services until you follow the instructions below to change your password.