Your First Day or Before

The steps below will guide you through the process of setting up your access to services throughout the university system. All of these steps can be completed as soon as you receive your Nebraska University Identification (NUID), even if it is before you arrive on campus. Services will be activated within 24–48 hours after you claim or activate each process. 

Printable Version of these Steps

1. Obtain Your NUID The NUID is a unique 8-digit number created for you. Your department will provide you with your NUID or you may look it up by visiting the website.

2. Claim Your Online Identity Click the button below to claim your online identity and set the passwords for your TrueYou and MyUNL accounts. TrueYou credentials are used at all University of Nebraska campuses and Nebraska State Colleges to access the Student Information System, SAP and Firefly. Your MyUNL login is used to access online services provided by the university (e.g. email) services.
Claim My Online Identity
  1. Go to
  2. Click the Claim Your ID button.
  3. Enter your NUID and the email you used when you applied for the position (or your Social Security Number). Click the Next button.
    If you do not know your NUID, click the Look Up Your NUID? link and provide the requested information. Click Lookup Account ID and write down your NUID and click Return Home. This will take to you back to step #2 above.
  4. Complete the fields for setting your password and authentication answers, then click the Submit button. You will see a list of your accounts at the bottom of this page.
  5. You should see "Success" on the screen. If the screen reads, "Failed," please contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970.
3. Activate/Enable Other Services Obtain your NCard by completing the online application the day after your NUID has been generated. The NCard serves as the official identification card as well as provides access to services on campus.

Complete the Online NCard Application

Your email will be assigned after your HR paper work has been completed. Your email address will be your campus network I.D. (your first initial, last name, and a number). E.g.

Access your e-mail account via:

If you have a student or alumni account it will merge with your new faculty/staff account upon activation of your appointment. You will still be able to receive email, but all messages you send will come from your address.

Ask your department about other services you may need:

4. Plan your commute to campus Auto—Purchase a parking permit (annual or temporary) in person at 625 Stadium Drive, Suite A, or online. Permits can be paid through payroll deduction. 

Electric charging stations are located on City Campus on 14th Street west of Howard L. Hawks Hall, on East Campus north of the Union, and on NIC at the south end of the Greenhouse Innovation Center parking lot. The charging stations are powered by EV Connect and can be paid for by the ChargePoint App or a ChargePoint card.

Carpool—A Carpool Parking Program is available for UNL faculty and staff. It provides a parking permit with a cost shared among participants.

Motorcycle—All motorcycles parked in university controlled lots do not require a permit, but must be registered with the Parking and Transit Services Department.

City Bus—Bus passes for StarTran are available at no cost if you purchase a regular university parking permit or can be purchased in person at 625 Stadium Drive, Suite A or online

Bicycle—If you bike to campus, please register your bike with the UPD and LPD. Read about the university’s bike policy and regulations.

Download the Nebraska app which includes campus maps. Android and iOS devices are supported.

If traveling between campuses, you need to be familiar of the UNL Permit Holder Reciprocal Parking and each campus' reciprocal parking regulations before parking.

(Optional) Plan for childcare or lactation support There are a number of resources available to you while working on campus.

Your Safety on Campus

We are committed to creating a culture of safety on our campuses for the members of our community to live, learn, work, visit and enjoy. Certain policies set by the Board of Regents and UNL makes the university a tobacco/smoke-free, alcohol/drug-free, and weapons-free campus.