Claim Net ID

Claim your NetID and password:

Your NetID will give you access to campus services, including e-mail and file storage. New students should visit the NetID claiming website. First, you will need to enter in your University ID Number (UIN) and Activation Code. The UIN and Activation Code are within your Official Notice of Admission letter from the Graduate College. Second, you will select two security questions to protect your Net ID account. Third, you will need to choose a password for your Net ID account (remember to pay attention to the requirements for all passwords).

Have you previously enrolled at the University of Illinois?  If so, there is no need to claim your NetID again.  You will need to reset your password.  You can find more information on the Technology Services website. It is likely that your NetID has been disabled and must be reactivated.  Please contact Technology Services directly at 217-244-7000 or

Set up 2FA:

2FA is an extra layer of security the University adds to ensure your student information is protected.  To enroll, visit the UI Verify website. Failure to setup your 2FA device will result in non-access to many of your University applications, including your email and course platforms.

Set up your email:

All correspondence from the iMBA program is sent to your Illinois email address, so it is imperative you set up your email and check it regularly.

Exchange is a service used for email, calendaring, and contact and task management at the University of Illinois and is vital for receiving emails and information from the University. Approximately one hour after claiming your Net ID and setting your password, you will be able to login to and start using your Office 365 email account. If you have questions about your email or your Exchange account, please visit the Technology Services website, or email

Verify personal information in student self-service:

Once you have established your NetID, use it to log into Student Self-Service and verify your personal information, such as your contact information. Keeping this information up-to-date is extremely important and ensures proper delivery of important documents. You will also use Student Self-Service to register for courses when the time comes.