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PTL Onboarding: NetID & Rutgers Email

What is a NetID?

Different from your RUID, NetIDs allow you access to essential Rutgers systems, like Canvas, Rutgers Libraries, Rutgers email, and parking. NetIDs are comprised of initials and a unique number. (e.g. jqs123). 

Emergency NetIDs (pre-contract NetID)

Need an emergency NetID? Contact Dottie Bennett at 848-932-4334 and be prepared to provide your social security number and date of birth. You should be notified of your emergency NetID approximately 24 hours later, but it is not guaranteed to be ready within this timeframe. Your NetID will not change once your contract is finalized. 


Activating Your NetID & Rutgers Email

After connecting with Dottie Bennett and/or finalizing your contract, you will receive an email notification. Follow the instructions provided in the email, or visit NetID Management & Service Activation.

We understand navigating Rutgers email system can be overwhelming. First thing, please contact Dottie Bennett to activate your NetID. If you have done so already, please go to and the website will prompt you to enter your NetID and password. Once you enter your NetID information, you will be able to access your email account. For additional resources and FAQs on how to manage your Rutgers Connect, please visit Rutgers Connect FAQs


Campus Computing (NetID) Help Desk


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