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The following forms are provided to handle special circumstances, such as adding a new employee who needs services before they arrive, providing access to a contractor or other person not paid through the University payroll system, or adding an email account for a campus organization.

Please know that your request is important to us and it will be processed in the order that it was received. However, our response time at the start of the new semester will be slower than normal.

Need a NetID?

Request a NetID (Network Identifier) for a Person (PDF)
Request a Departmental or Campus Organization NetID (PDF)
Register a Student Organization
Request to Sponsor a Person for OIT Services (PDF)
Contact Benefits and Retirement for Continuation of OIT Services for Retirees (PDF)

Need a Web/Linux Account?

Request a Linux/Web Account for a Person
Request a Virtual Host (PDF)
Request a Departmental Public Linux/Web Account
Public Linux Environment accounts are tied to a NetID, so you may need to request a new departmental NetID for use with the PLE system.
Set up a Linux Account

Need a Listserv?

Request an OIT Listserv (PDF)

Update Your Departmental Account Information

Change Ownership of a Departmental Account (PDF)
Reset the Password for a Departmental Account 
Change the Display Name of a Departmental Account
The owner of the account may contact the OIT HelpDesk for assistance. If the owner is not available, a memo may be sent on letterhead from the dean, director, or department head requesting the Display Name be changed.

Network Security Port Exemption Request

Network (LANMAN) Port Security Exemption Request (PDF)

By default, all wired network ports restrict access to a single device (defined as a unique MAC address, a.k.a. Ethernet address). If you have a situation that requires the use of multiple MAC addresses behind a single network port, use this form to request an exemption from this policy and describe the reason(s) for your request. Submit this form by email to

Office 365 Video Departmental Channel Request

Office 365 Video Departmental Channel Request Form (PDF)

Departments may request one Office 365 Video Channel. Channels quotas are set to 50 GB. Office 365 Video is an intranet website portal where people in your organization can post and view videos. It’s a streaming video service for your organization that’s available with SharePoint Online in Office 365. It’s a great place to share videos of executive communications or recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, or training sessions, for example. All content must abide by the Acceptable Use Policy which governs the use of information technology at the University of Tennessee.