What is a NetID?

All faculty, staff, and students are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as a NetID, comprised of initials and a unique number (e.g. jqs23). In order to access many of the electronic services available to you at Rutgers, such as Canvas, MyRutgers, and REGIS, you need to activate your Rutgers NetID.


If you are new to the university, after you have filled out your paperwork, you should get an email asking you to activate your NetID at