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Student Identification

Students are issued a NetID and a University Identification Number (UIN).

Your UIC NetID serves as your login to many University computing and networking services including Blackboard, UIC email, My UIC Portal, campus Wi-Fi, computer labs, and many other university services.

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  • Student NetIDs are automatically assigned when a student is admitted to UIC.  When the university admission process begins, students may activate their NetID.
  • Once a student activates their NetID, they will be able to use their NetID and password to access Blackboard, UIC Gmail, My UIC Portal, UIC Wi-Fi, computer labs, LinkedIn Learning, and many more university applications and services.
  • A NetID only has to be activated once at the “UIC NetID Activation” page.
    • To activate your NetID, you will need your UIN and an activation token received from UIC’s Admissions Office or sponsoring department.

University Identification Numbers (UIN)

  • University Identification Numbers (UIN) are generated automatically for student applicants. It is a 9-digit code issued to students by the university.
  • Visit find your UIN.

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An i-card is an official permanent ID card and will give you access to appropriate services and facilities on campus. The i-card is your key to many services on campus including computer lab printing, printing stations, parking, libraries, and more.