Activating your University of Richmond Accounts

Types of UR Accounts

New students will receive their eight-digit student ID number in their Spider Portal. Your Student ID number will be used for your student identification card and may be required at various on campus locations. The other main identification method is the NetID. You will use your NetID to log into campus computers, to check your UR email (Google Apps) account, and to access BannerWeb (the student records information system). You will need both your Student ID and your NetID to complete many of the steps on the new student checklist.

Getting Started - Do this now!

  1. Within a few days of enrollment AND deposit, you will receive an email with the subject "University of Richmond Account Activation." This email will contain a secure link that you will use to start the activation process. Click the YOUR ACTIVATION LINK to begin.
  2. On the home page, click Create New Account.
  3. Enter your 8-digit student ID number (found in your Spider Portal) and your date of birth in the format MM/DD/YYYY, then click Create your NetID.
  4. Set a new password for the network account. The password must be minimum of 16 characters, contain at least one capital letter, one lowercase letter, and one number. Click Change when you're done.
  5. If the password is set successfully, you will be asked to set your security questions. Click the Save button when you're finished choosing and answering your security questions.

After you have completed this process you will be brought to an account summary page. Here you will find your first and last name as they will appear in the campus directory, your email address, and your NetID.

If you have trouble activating your account, please contact the Help Desk