Distance Learners

USF ID Cards

Net ID

The NetID is your user ID at the University. Students, faculty, and staff are automatically eligible to obtain a NetID. With its associated password, the NetID allows you access to a variety of online services offered at the entire University system, such as MyUSF (CANVAS), student email accounts with Google apps for education, USF Library online services and free software downloads.

To Activate Your NetID

  1. Go to the USF NetID Services website (link provided below).
  2. Click on the link which says Activate Your USF NetID
  3. Enter your First and Last Names in the fields provided.
  4. Click the primary identification item you wish to use:
    • USF ID# will look like U12345678.
    • USF ID card number which starts with 6400. Then press the Continue button.
    • USF NetID if you were provided a NetID and personal code for activation.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions. New users will be asked to select a secret question and provide an answer. Users who have previously activated their NetID will be prompted for the answer to their secret question.
  6. Create your password. Note: Passwords must contain both letters and numbers but no dictionary words and must be at least eight (8) characters long.

Your NetID should now be set up. Users who have previously activated their NetID will be prompted to change their password.


Reset Your NetID Password

Don't worry! If you need to reset your password, please use the link provided below and click Reset Your USF NetID Password.

Forgot Your NetID?

If you've forgotten what your NetID, visit the USF NetID Services website, click Activate Your NetID, and follow the prompts. You will also have the option of changing your password.