All members of UTD are issued a UTD-ID, and later, a NetID. This page is a quick overview of how to recognize each ID and where they will be used.
Your UTD-ID is the number on your Comet Card and it would have been issued to you by mail when your application to UTD was processed. It is a ten digit number that acts as the unique identifier for your account (e.g.1234567890; older Comet Cards may have 8 digits*).
Your UTD-ID is used for business purposes on-campus to protect the privacy of your Social Security Number. Don't disclose your UTD-ID to off-campus individuals. The Help Desk will only ever request the last five digits for identification purposes.
Use your UTD-ID and Date of Birth to pick up your NetID and create a password at netid.utdallas.edu.
Your NetID is a Network account, used to access campus computing resources. It usually begins with your initials followed by numbers (e.g., abc123456). Your NetID is associated with a network password (update your password at https://netid.utdallas.edu/) . Keep your password secret.
Use your NetID and password to access the UT Dallas network, check your @utdallas.edu email, and UTD systems including: