Activate your NetID

Incoming students who have been notified by text or email that NetID activation is ready for them should view the videos below and then go to to complete this process.

Each Notre Dame student has a unique NetID that is a combination of the first letter of their first name and all or a portion of their last name. Some NetIDs also contain a number, depending on the number of individuals who have attended the University with that combination of first letter and last name. Notre Dame assigns your NetID, your computer username, to you. Your NetID is your username for all Notre Dame accounts.

Instructions for activating your NetID

Instructions for Two-Step Authentication