What is a NetID?


A NetID is a permanent, personal identifier that is unique to each individual and is used to log in to most Dartmouth systems. NetIDs are not related in any way to real or legal names, thus eliminating the necessity to change them over time (e.g. due to marriage). You will only ever have one, it does not change if or when your affiliation with the College changes.

All current faculty, staff, alumni and students of Dartmouth have a Dartmouth Account with a corresponding user name (NetID) and password. Your user name (NetID) and password are what identifies you on the Dartmouth network and allows you to authenticate, allowing access to your email account and other systems. It is your electronic fingerprint.

As a responsible member of the Dartmouth community, it is critical you maintain the security of your account. If someone obtains your user name and password, they can log into systems as if they were you. If you think someone is using your password or that your account may be compromised, you should change your password immediately.

For additional information see:

Email, Communication and Collaboration
Dartmouth Accounts
Last updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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