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First Day Essentials

First Day Essentials

  • Your unique NetID (Network Identification) helps ensure that you are properly authenticated when accessing NYU's networked computer resources, including NYUHome, a customizable portal that provides access to email and many web-based services and tools.
  • Activate your NetID at any time, from any Internet-connected computer, by visiting the ITS Start page at Enter your NetID, which is printed on your NYUCard. (If you do not know your NetID, follow the instructions on the ITS Start page.) Next, follow the activation instructions on the ITS Start page, and create your password and password hint. Activating your NetID will also automatically activate your NYUHome service.
  • You can access NYUHome from any Internet-connected computer. Go to and enter your activated NetID and password to login. Explore the various channels and tabs within NYUHome. Access your NYU email from the main page; select Preferences to customize your NYUHome screen, your e-mail spam filter, and your email address.
  • Your default NYU email address is in the format However, you are encouraged to use the following "business card" format: You may create this alias yourself from within your NYUHome preferences, or request it by sending an email to
  • Once you have activated your NetID and NYUHome service, you can access a variety of ITS services in support of your work at NYU. For detailed descriptions and application instructions (where required), visit the NYUHome Help pages or the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.
  • To use NYU's IT resources, you must comply with NYU and ITS policies and standards; please be sure to review them at and check periodically for updates.

To complete your new employee forms online in PeopleSync, login to NYUHome and click on PeopleSync under the Work tab.

For tips on how to complete your forms, click hereYour HR Officer or departmental administrator can answer any additional questions you may have about these forms.

  • Your HR Officer or departmental administrator will provide you with a NYUCard authorization form that you must present at the NYUCard facility. See NYUCard for more information.
  • Carry your NYUCard with you at all times to gain entrance to University buildings, receive discounts at the NYU Bookstores, and more.
  • Check the back of your card for important numbers and other useful information, including your University ID number.
  • If you misplace your card, complete a NYUCard authorization form. There is a $15.00 charge for lost or stolen cards (unless there is an NYPD incident report for a stolen card, in which case there will be no charge).
  • For additional information about the NYUCard and to download the NYUCard authorization form, click here.

  • Your supervisor or department head will determine the set of services most appropriate for your work at NYU.
  • ITS provides employees' office telephones, as well as voice mail, long distance authorization codes, and other services. Normally, orders are placed by your departmental administrator through the school or unit's telephone coordinator. For details, visit or call the ITS telecommunications service desk at (212) 998-1221.

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View the New Employee Orientation Tutorial via NYUiLearn


For All Employees

This tutorial on NYUiLearn will provide you with an overview of the NYU organization and valuable information about a variety of employee services, resources, and privileges. To access:

  • Visit NYUHome at
  • Login with your NYU NetID and password
  • Click the Work tab
  • Scroll to and click the NYUiLearn Login button
  • Click on your Learning Plan and then view the NYU New Hire Orientation

If you experience any technical difficulty and need assistance, access a list of frequently asked questions at

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