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Obtaining a Dartmouth account


Members of the Dartmouth community must have an account to access many of the available technology resources.

For faculty, students and staff, as soon as you become affiliated with Dartmouth, an account is automatically created for you in our identity management system (name directory). When your account is created, your NetID is automatically emailed to your personal email address. Your Dartmouth account allows you access to many resources, such as email, Library resources, and site-licensed software.

You need to claim your account before you can begin using it.

Anyone who is not an active faculty, student or staff but is helping to fulfill the mission of the College would need to get a sponsored account.

In some instances, you may need to request an additional account type if you want to be able to access additional resources. For example, if you want to create a Web site and have it available on the Dartmouth Web server, you will need to request an account on the server named Below is a brief listing of the different types of accounts you may need, including a link to additional information about each specific type of account.

  • A Dartmouth account is what controls access to the primary computing resources at Dartmouth, and provides a Dartmouth email (Blitz)account.
  • Alumni accounts are created, maintained, and supported by the Office of Alumni Relations.
  • Web Accounts at Dartmouth can be requested by anyone who has a Dartmouth account.
  • Accounts that allow staff access to Staff Systems and software are set up differently depending upon the system requested.
  • Accounts on public UNIX workstations and Research Computing servers are created, maintained, and supported by Research Computing.


Last updated: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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