Accounts and Passwords

USC NetID Account Services

If you are a USC faculty, student, or staff member, or a university guest with computing privileges, use this website to activate your USC NetID account (First Login), change your USC NetID password, reset a forgotten password, or set a secondary email for your USC NetID account.

  • About Your USC NetID Account

    All USC faculty, staff, and students receive a USC NetID account that enables them to access a wide variety of computing resources at USC.

  • About Your USC NetID Password

    Your USC NetID password is also referred to as your USC password, your UNIX password, and your enterprise password. It is the password that is associated with your USC computing account.

Accounts for Faculty and Staff

    • Email Accounts for Faculty and Staff (Microsoft Office 365)

      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

      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.

    • Organizational and Specialty Accounts

      Organizational and specialty accounts allow departments and faculty/staff organizations affiliated with the university to provide information and services via a Microsoft Office 365 account.

Accounts for Students

  • Email Accounts for Students (Google Apps at USC)

    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 Organization Accounts

    Student organizations that are recognized by the university can apply for a computing account to be used for organization email and web pages.

Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) Accounts

USC’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) provides advanced computational research support to USC students, faculty and staff. When the needs of researchers exceed the capabilities of a personal computer, the CARC offers its support. Examples of services offered include high-performance computing, data storage and analysis, cloud computing, secure computing for sensitive data, research computing workshops, and customized research partnerships.