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  • Changes to Admitted Student's NetID and Email Claiming

    Two major changes are being implemented to the student netid claim process on Saturday, November 17, 2012. First, NetIDs for admitted students will be activated upon claiming their NetID. Due to the need for admitted students to participate in official University processes, such as taking placement exams and setting up University email services, there was an identified need to activate student accounts earlier each year. In order to facilitate that change, the decision was made to activate the student account when the student completes the netid claim process.

    This decision was vetted by CITES Webstore, University Library, I-Card Office, Office of the Registrar, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, and the Office of Continuing Education.

    Second, when admitted students claim their NetIDs, they will also be required to choose and activate their University email account. In February 2010, the Email and Calendaring Committee recommended giving students the choice of using their personal email account and/or a university-sponsored email account. Therefore, email accounts could no longer be automatically provisioned. To facilitate the email sign up process, students will be required to complete the sign up as part of the netid claim process. This should eliminate the manual process currently used to encourage new students to complete the email signup process.

    This decision was vetted by College of Medicine, College of Law, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, and the Office of Continuing Education.

    The date and time of this change: Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9AM CST to 6PM CST.

    Units may need to review their access management processes if the “student type” is being used to grant access to unit, college, or university resources. Many individuals will be marked as a student several months before they register for University courses. If they do not register for classes normal deactivation processes will remove their access.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email cites-idmanagement@listserv.illinois.edu.