All USC faculty, staff, and students receive a USC NetID account that enables them to access a wide variety of computing resources at USC.
If you are a USC faculty, student, or staff member, or a university guest with computing privileges, this process will activate your USC NetID account and allow you to select your password and learn about computer policies and resources at USC.
USC provides faculty, students, and staff with various online services and computing resources that require a USC NetID username and password for access. Users create or change their USC passwords at the MyPassword site.
You can change your USC NetID password using the MyPassword website.
The Center for High-Performance Computing (HPC) provides USC faculty and graduate students with computing resources that encompass compute cycles on two separate Linux supercomputer clusters, including disk resources for the storage of raw research data and the resulting output from cluster-run jobs, as well as high-performance computing compilers and applications for implementation on the clusters.
Accounts for Faculty and Staff
ITS provides USC faculty and staff Microsoft Office 365, a modern collaboration platform that includes a full-featured email system with web access, integrated calendaring, a campus contacts directory, support for mobile device access, 50 gigabytes of email storage, and 1 terabyte of document storage.
Google Drive for Faculty and Staff is a cloud storage service that allows users to upload, create, edit, and work collaboratively with others on a variety of documents online. The service comes with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, a collection of apps designed for developing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other files stored on Google Drive.
Departmental accounts allow departments and faculty/staff organizations affiliated with the university to provide information and services via email.
A computing account is created automatically for everybody who is on the University payroll. These computing accounts allow faculty and staff to access USC’s UNIX resources.
CWIS accounts give users access to www.usc.edu, the USC web server. These accounts enable web publishing for academic, research, administrative and service units, and university-affiliated faculty/staff and professional organizations with a USC web site maintainer.
Accounts for Students
Google Apps at USC for Students is the name of USC’s student installation of Google Apps for Education, a suite of online software applications that Google offers to educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The package includes Gmail (Google’s email program), Web-based word processing and spreadsheet programs, sharable calendars, chat, and more.
Student organizations that are recognized by the university can apply for a computing account to be used for organization email and web pages.
A computing account is created automatically for students currently enrolled at USC. These computing accounts allow students to access USC’s UNIX resources.