Student access



Your UD Electronic Identity

When you applied for admission as a student, you received a UD ID number and created a PIN. You can use this UD ID and PIN to access:
  • information at Admissions' My Blue Hen Home Web portal
  • information in UDSIS
  • and certain other resources on UDelNet, UD's network.

You will also use a UDelNet ID and password to access:

  • your UD email
  • Library services such as Delcat
  • UDSIS
  • discounts on computer purchases
  • and some material stored on UDelNet but restricted to UD students.

Using your UD ID and PIN, you can activate your UDelNet ID. In fact, you'll use your UDelNet ID and password more often than you'll use your UD ID and PIN.

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Identification and authentication

A significant difference exists between an identifier (ID) and an authenticator (password). An identifier is something that a system uses to distinguish you from everyone else. Identifiers are intended to be public information. Your email address is an example of a very public identifier.

An authenticator is a means to prove to the system that you are you. It is used as the key to the lock that protects your digital assets and the other information you have access to. They are intended to be kept private so that you are the only one that can prove your identity.

The University provides the majority of users with two primary methods to identify and authenticate to University systems.

  • UDelNetID and Password

    Your UDelNet ID is an alphabetic username that is also used as your UD email address (as in udelnetid@udel.edu).

  • UD ID and PIN

    Your UD ID is a 5- or 9-digit number and is your University assigned identifier. All students have a UD ID. (The UD ID may also be referred to as your Student ID.)

    Your UD PIN (UD Personal Identification Number) is a 4-10 alpha-numeric value, used along with the UD ID to provide authentication to UD systems. The PIN is really a password that at one time was limited to numbers only but has since been updated to allow letters as well. To ensure the security of personal information, your UD PIN must be kept strictly confidential.

    A student UD ID and PIN will remain active for access to UD student information when a student is no longer enrolled and after graduation.

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How do I determine my UD ID?

To determine your UD ID, use one of the following two options:
  1. Log in to UD's network page using your UDelNet ID and password. The system will display your UD ID on a page that looks similar to the following (relevant information is boxed in red):

  2. Look at your i-card

    Your UD ID is located at the bottom right side of your card (see red arrow above). NOTE: Not everyone has an i-card. Distribution of this card started with the incoming freshman class in the fall of 2010.

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How do I change my PIN?

Go to UD's network page. Click the Reset your PIN online link. Follow the on-screen instructions. You will be notified that your PIN was changed. Click the Logout link. The new PIN can be used immediately.

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Change to alumni status

Upon graduation from UD, your status changes to alumnus. Beginning with the incoming class of 2014, graduates can retain their email for life. Your UDelNet ID will be terminated, but your UD ID account will remain active. With that account, you will have access to UDSIS and your grade history.

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