New Employee Onboarding Steps

Welcome to the University of Nebraska. The steps below will guide you through the process of setting up your access to services throughout the University system. After completing this process, services will be activated within 24–48 hours. All of these steps can be completed before you arrive on-campus. You can also download a printable PDF version of these steps using the button below.

Printable Version of theSE Steps

Things to Do

  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 accesses online services provided by UNL (e.g. email). services.

    Claim My Online Identity

    1. Go to by clicking the button above.
    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. Fill out appropriate fields.
    5. Select a campus account. You will need to change the password for each account individually.
    6. Supply a new password and click 'Update Password'.
    7. You must provide answers to at least four of the security questions and then click "Submit."
      You should see "Claim Account process success" on the screen. If the screen reads, "Claim Account Process failed," please contact the Huskertech Help Center at 402-472-3970.
  3. Activate/Enable Other Services (in any order)

    The NCard is the university’s multifunctional campus card. It serves the official identification card as well as provides access to services on campus. The day after your NUID has been generated, you can complete the online NCard application.

    Complete the Online NCard Application

    Activate your email (available the day after you have claimed your identity). You may want to consult with your department's tech support for assistance first.


    1. Login using your MyUNL credentials.
    2. A webpage will display your identity and account information.
    3. You may choose a preferred email address (alias) at this time. It's common to use your (e.g.
    Ask your department about other services you may need:
  4. Attend a New Employee Orientation session

    Find an available New Employee Orientation session here

Please help us improve

We hope the on-boarding steps are helpful in getting you started at the University of Nebraska. We would appreciate it if you can share feedback on how these steps can be further improved.