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NetID & ID Cards

As a member of the UIC community you will be assigned different forms of identification to allow you access to University services and facilities both online and in-person. 

University Identification Number (UIN) Heading link

Your University Identification Number (UIN) is a unique, 9-digit number assigned to you during the admission or hiring process. Students can find their UIN on email correspondence from the Office of Admissions or on their application status page. Employees receive their UIN from their hiring department. 

Network ID (NetID) Heading link

Your Network ID (NetID) is automatically assigned to you and serves as your login to many University computing and network services. Some people think of their NetID as their UIC username. Students are assigned a NetID when their application for admission is accepted. Activate your student NetID as early as possible so that you can begin accessing important online services like your University email account, UIC-WiFi, class registration, student account information and online learning platforms. 

Employees claim their NetID during the new hire onboarding process managed by hiring department. Note that not all J-1 Exchange Visitor Scholars will be assigned a NetID. If you have questions about your eligibility for a NetID as a J-1 EV Scholar, please email us at  

Identification card (i-card) Heading link

Your UIC Identification Card (i-card) is a card bearing your name, UIN, photo, and other information, which serves as your physical University identification throughout your entire time as a UIC student or employee. You will need your i-card to access certain buildings, print on-campus, check out books from the library and more. The ID Center manages the i-card program and has locations on the east and west sides of campus.