Accounts and Passwords

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.

Activate Your USC NetID Account – First Login

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.

About Your USC NetID Password

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.

Change Your USC NetID Password

You can change your USC NetID password using the MyPassword website.

High-Performance Computing (HPC) Accounts

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

  • 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.

  • Departmental Accounts

    Departmental accounts allow departments and faculty/staff organizations affiliated with the university to provide information and services via email.

  • UNIX Computing Accounts for Faculty and Staff (BCF and HSC)

    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.

  • Web Hosting Accounts for USC Organizational Units (CWIS)

    CWIS accounts give users access to, 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

  • 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.

  • UNIX Computing Accounts for Students (SCF)

    A computing account is created automatically for students currently enrolled at USC. These computing accounts allow students to access USC’s UNIX resources.