Your UST NetID
Your NetID is your primary UST account. Your NetID and password allow you to log on to UST domain computers, log into the email server, and to access UST network resources from non-UST computers. You are automatically assigned an account when you become part of the UST community. Your UST account consists of a NetID (username) and password.
You may select any password you like as long as it meets the following conditions:
- Your password is required to be at least 6 characters long.
- Your password is required to include at least (1) uppercase letter, (1) lowercase letter and (1) number.
- Your password may not include your first name, last name, username/NetID, or last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
- Your password may not include spaces or any of the following special characters: % * ; " ` # @ & , \ ; ---
Passwords expire every 120 days. To reset your password visit www.stthomas.edu/password. Any account holder may change his or her password at any time, and it is not necessary to wait for expiration. In order to reset your password after expiration you must have answered your NetID challenge questions. To complete or change your challenge questions login at www.stthomas.edu/password.
All active UST students, faculty, staff; and approved consultants qualify for a NetID. Visitors or guests who require UST resources and are sponsored by a program or department also qualify for a NetID.
NetID accounts will expire based on existing UST policy, according to the type of account:
- Student: 365 days after last active term
- Faculty: 730 days after last active term
- Staff: Last day worked
- Guest: 180 days after account creation
Activating Your Account
All new faculty, staff, and students may use the account activation process by visiting: www.stthomas.edu/new. You will need to have a NetID claim code in order to complete the activation process. If you do not have access to your claim code, please contact the IRT Tech Desk.
If you are a hiring manager and need to begin the account creation process for a new employee, please use the New Employee Web Form
Faculty/Staff & Adjuncts
Once the "New Employee Web Form" has been processed by Human Resources, your hiring manager will receive a confirmation email. This confirmation email will contain a NetID claim code and all the other information necessary to activate your account.
Adjunct faculty will receive an account once either their contract or their new hire paperwork has been submitted to Human Resources. HR's new employee web form should not be submitted for adjunct faculty.
The IRT Account Request Form can be used to create NetID accounts for vendors, consultants, and other guests that need access to UST’s electronic resources.
Once the form is filled out, a confirmation email from IRT that contains a NetID claim code and all the other information necessary to activate the guest account will be sent to the requesting manager.