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NetID and Email Accounts

About Your NetID

Students admitted to the University of Tennessee are assigned a Network ID (NetID). Your NetID is the username associated with your accounts for the University of Tennessee, and it is the first part of your University email address,

Your NetID grants secure access to a variety of applications and services, including MyUTK and Online@UT.

Find Your NetID and Set Up Your Password

Undergraduate Students: Log in to the VIP website.  Your NetID will be assigned and available once Admissions has updated your record. If you have trouble logging in, please contact One Stop for assistance.
*Note: It make take a few days for your NetID to appear in the VIP portal once you’ve been admitted.

Graduate Students: Log in to the Graduate Admissions Portal1 and click View Update. If your NetID has been assigned, it will appear at the top of the letter from the Dean of the Graduate School under your Student ID #.2 If your Student ID # and NetID do not appear, check back the next day. It may take several days for your NetID to appear in the portal.

1If you have trouble logging in to the Graduate Admissions portal, contact Graduate Admissions for assistance. 

2Students accepted into the College of Law and College of Veterinary Medicine will need to contact their respective admissions offices for this information.

Students must wait one business day after the NetID appears in the portal to set a password for the first time.

Go to the Initial Password Setup page and follow the instructions to create your NetID Password. Please note the complexity requirements listed on the password change website. Your password will sync with your UT Email account after 15 minutes.

OIT recommends that you set up two-factor authentication from your laptop or desktop computer (not a mobile device or phone) when you are prompted. During this process, you will need to have your smartphone available to set up Duo Mobile on your phone.

Note: NetID passwords expire every 180 days. You will receive several email reminders as the deadline approaches.  You can change or reset your password at any time from the Password Management site.

If you set up two-factor authentication during Step 2, you can skip this step and sign in to your UT Email account.

Go to the Two-Factor Authentication sign-up page and follow the instructions to add two-factor to your NetID.  Complete the request from your laptop or desktop computer (not a mobile device or phone). During this process, you will need to have your smartphone available to set up Duo Mobile on your phone.

Log in to Your UT Email account

Official University communication is sent to your UT email address (e.g., email from the Chancellor, Provost, or your professors, Volxpress Statements, all Online@UT communication, etc.).

Your UT email address is

All students are assigned a UT email account. In addition, all students have access to Microsoft 365 for Education and Google for Education for classwork, storage, and other academic uses.

Go to and read the New Vols announcement at the top of the page to determine which service provider you should select. Sign in with your UT email address and password. Additional information about your UT email account is available on the OIT Email website.

Password: Your NetID password

Visit the OIT Email website for instructions on how to set up your UT email on your computer and smartphone.