Information technology services at Cornell are offered through IT@Cornell.

Find answers to all your questions about Cornell’s IT services, including free tools to help you collaborate and stay organized. Start the semester strong by reviewing privacy safeguards and tips to avoid phishing scams, learn how to protect your NetID and password, computer and mobile devices, and stay safe online.

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Cornell NetIDs

To access many of the university's IT resources, you'll need your active Cornell NetID and password.

Your NetID is a unique identifier that provides access to your Cornell email and other non-public Cornell resources and information. To protect your personal information and Cornell data, never share your NetID password with someone else.

If you have any questions about NetIDs or need help activating your NetID or setting up your Cornell email address, please contact the IT Service Desk.

With your NetID, you can

  • Access the Student Center to check your class schedule, see your grades, access your Bursar account, order your transcript, and update your addresses and emergency contacts.
  • Access Cornell Library services and Canvas, Cornell’s course management system.
  • Sign in to Cornell Google Workspace for Students, Cornell's email, calendar, and collaboration service for students. Your Cornell email account will be used for official university announcements.
  • Complete online evaluations, and more.

When will I receive my NetID?

Winter online students

You'll receive an email within approximately one week from the date of your registration. Please note that your registration will not be processed until full payment for your class(es) is received. Follow the instructions in the text/email to activate your NetID and set up your Cornell email. Activation can take up to two weeks.

All other students

You'll receive an email with instructions from Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) about how to activate your NetID and Cornell email address. We ask you to activate those as soon as possible. For summer study, emails will be sent beginning in late March.