Account Creation / Removal:
Students enrolling after the Fall 2014 semester have MyID usernames automatically assigned. You will have received your MyID username after applying to the University of Georgia. They are in the format of your initials followed by five digits (e.g. Adam John Smith would be ajs12345). This information will be sent to the e-mail address you provided on your University application.
You will retain your MyID for as long as you are eligible to enroll in classes. About a year after you graduate or leave UGA, you will receive an email notifying you that your MyID account and UGAMail mailbox will be disabled soon.
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MyIDs for new faculty and staff members are assigned and include the employee’s initials and five random digits (example: gwb12345).
The form for requesting an employee MyID requires authentication through UGA’s Central Authentication Service (CAS). New employees and others without MyIDs are not able to request a MyID for themselves.
New University employees who need MyIDs should contact their manager or HR representative and have them follow the instructions below to request a MyID.
For HR representatives and managers requesting MyIDs for new employees:
Once you leave UGA for another job, your MyID and UGAMail accounts will be disabled.
A personnel should be filed by the HR for this individual prior to requesting the MyID. If you need to generate a UGA ID for this individual, please see the following document:
In order to create a MyID for your Department or Organization, the individual responsible for the account will need to fill out the online form available on the MyID website. This form is only available to faculty and staff members; if you are a student requesting a Organizational MyID, please have your faculty adviser do the following:
Once the form is filled out, it can take up to 2 - 3 business days for the new account to be created.
Note: If you do not have access to this form and you are a current UGA Faculty and Staff member, please contact us.
Departmental HR representatives should first make sure that the Visiting Researcher/Scholar procedures have been followed to register the visitor. They will also need to obtain a UGA Card number for the visitor (starts with 810 or 811 and omitting the last digit).
Once these procedures have been completed, follow the steps for obtaining a faculty or staff MyID.
Effective May 23, 2017, EITS will no longer issue MyIDs for youth participating in summer camps at UGA. MyIDs are intended for UGA students, faculty and staff. A MyID gives an individual access to many UGA web services and the campus network, most of which are not licensed for use by individuals other than University students, faculty, and staff. A guest for a summer camp typically does not need this type of access to these types of technology services.
Summer camp participants may continue to use the guest wireless network, which does not require a MyID.
I'm a retired faculty/staff at UGA. How do I create a MyID?
If you are retired and would like a MyID account, please fill out the Staff request form (instructions above) and coordinate with your department for approval.
MyID accounts will be automatically disabled once the terminating personnel is submitted.
After creating a new MyID account, follow these steps to gain access to MyID websites:
When submitting the password change, if logging in does not work after waiting 15 minutes, please contact the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106.
MyID Password changes can take up to 15 minutes to start working on all MyID websites.
You will need to know your current password in order to change it using the below procedure:
If you have answered your Secret Question and Answer responses or filled out your MyID Profile, you may reset it on the MyID website:
If you do not have your MyID profile filled out, or you cannot reset your password on your own, please Contact the EITS Help Desk.
To reset your secret questions:
MyID passwords must contain at least 10 characters. They must also contain at least 1 or more Special Characters.
Call the Helpdesk at 706-542-3106, or submit a web request to the Help Desk and let us know more details about the problems you are experiencing.
MyID password changes can take anywhere from 15 minutes up to an hour to propagate throughout each different service (UGAMail, eLC, etc). If your new password fails to work an hour after changing it, please submit a web request to the Help Desk or give us a call at 706-542-3106.
If you are having troubles thinking of a MyID password that will meet the requirements, try taking your old password and inserting different kinds of Special Characters throughout. If you had a password that did not meet the strong password requirements, try adding numbers or punctuation to make it at least 8 characters in length.
No, but you may change your UGA email address. This can be done online.
Change of name information for students should go directly to the Registrar's Office (706-542-3106). Faculty/Staff must file a personnel report through their Human Resources representative in their department.
Affiliate/Sponsored MyID Accounts:
If you required continued access to UGA services and are working for a UGA department in a non-student and non-employee capacity, you may be eligible to continue using your MyID and email as an affiliate of the University. Only your sponsoring department may apply for an affiliate account. You cannot apply for an affiliate MyID yourself.
Affiliate/Sponsored MyID account:
You can find more information about what happens to your MyID after you leave UGA on the EITS MyID account removal page.