All faculty, staff, students and guests are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as NetID, comprised of intials and a unique number (e.g., jqs23). In order to access many of the electronic services available to you at Rutgers, you will need to activate your Rutgers NetID. Once you have completed the activation process, your assigned NetID will appear on the activation screen.

What does NetID and Services Activation do?

  • Sets your authentication password; this is the password you will use for most electronic services.
  • Allows you to setup your security questions and answers; you can select three questions and answers that will help you reset your password, when necessary.
  • Establishes your Rutgers email address; this is the email address to which Rutgers University will send official communications and notices.
  • Allows you to select services; you can choose services for which you are eligible, including ScarletApps (Google for Rutgers), or locally provided email and website services.

You may activate your NetID by clicking here.

If you need assistance setting up your NetID, or if you encounter technical difficulties, please contact the Rutgers - New Brunswick Helpdesk at 848.445.HELP (4357); or you may email the Office of Information Technology Helpdesk.

PLEASE NOTE: Your term bill MUST be paid in full in order to activate your NetID.