All members of UTD are issued a UTD-ID, and later, a NetID. This page is a quick overview of how to recognize each ID and where they will be used.
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What is my UTD-ID?
Your UTD-ID is the number on your Comet Card and it would have been issued to you by email when your application to UTD was processed. It is a ten digit number that acts as the unique identifier for your account (e.g.1234567890; older Comet Cards may have 8 digits*).
Your UTD-ID is used for business purposes on-campus to protect the privacy of your Social Security Number. Don’t disclose your UTD-ID to off-campus individuals.
You will use your UTD-ID, NetID, and Date of Birth to create a password at netid.utdallas.edu.
How do I find my UTD-ID?
Check your UTD Comet Card. (If the number on your Comet Card only has 8 digits, you will need to add 20 in front of your UTD-ID when you enter it. For example, if the number on your Comet Card is 12345678, you will enter 2012345678 in the UTD-ID field.)
If you do not have your UTD-ID or Comet Card, current and former employees can retrieve it by emailing email@example.com.
Your UTD-ID is normally sent in your application acknowledgment email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help, please contact the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services at 972-883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443.
Note: If your UTD-ID is 8 digits, insert a “20” before the number to access systems such as NetIDplus that require a 10-digit UTD-ID.
What is my NetID?
Your NetID is a Network account, used to access campus computing resources. It usually begins with your initials followed by numbers (e.g., abc123456). Your NetID is associated with a network password (update your password at https://netid.utdallas.edu/) . Keep your password secret.
Use your NetID and password to access the UT Dallas network, check your @utdallas.edu email, and UTD systems including:
How do I find my NetID?
You should have received an email with the subject: “Activate your UT Dallas Account” from email@example.com. This email will have your NetID information. If you need help, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 972-883-2911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.