What is a NetID?
A NetID is your username (or "user ID") and password combination, which allows access to a variety of University services, including e-mail, ANGEL, Xythos, iTunes U, etc. The NetID username is not case sensitive when used as a login credential. Your NetID username is generated from University records and typically includes some combination of your first, middle, and last names or initials.
Important Note: Your NetID username is not the same as your Fairfield University ID number, as found on your StagCard.
Your NetID will remain active for the entirety of your time at the University. Students, faculty, and staff who leave the University will hve their NetIDs deactivated.
Eligibility for NetID
All Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff must have a valid University ID number in order to activate and keep their NetID account and its related services. Having a valid Fairfield University ID number does not mean that you must possess a physical StagCard.
To be considered for a NetID account, one of the following must be true:
- You must be a student in active standing;
- You must have an official, current, active Fairfield University appointment or job;
- You must be an officially retired faculty member having provided 15 years of continuous service at the University;
- You must be an officially recognized University research affiliate.
Activating/Claiming Your NetID Account
To activate your NetID account, you will need to log in to the Fairfield University NetID Manager website.
Download a PDF that contains complete instructions on activating (or "claiming") accounts.
Changing Your NetID Password
If you forget your NetID password, or if it has expired, you will not be able to reset your password online. Instead, please bring a photo identification to the Computing & Network Service (C&NS) Help Desk between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to noon on Fridays during the summer). The Help Desk is located on the ground floor of Dolan Commons, just around the corner from Human Resources. If you are unable to come to campus during business hours because you're out of state, please contact the Help Desk at (203) 254-4069.
We strongly urge you to change your password before its 120-day expiration to avoid having to come to campus to reset your password.
View a complete PDF guide to NetID password rules, including recommendations for choosing secure passwords.
Changing Your NetID Username
Under very rare circumstances, it is possible to have your NetID Username changed from the default supplied by the system. View the University policy on changing your NetID Username.